Do you remember Earth Day back in primary school? Where you’d learn all about how plastic straws are hurting turtles, and how you can save fish by cutting the rings on your six pack of Coke. But the next day, the cafeteria’s new paper straws would magically turn back into plastic, and the VHS of…
There is way too much plastic in the world — and we’re making more every day, even as we struggle to find a way to get rid of the old stuff. A new study poses an interesting solution: Melting plastic bags and bottles back into the oil it was originally made from.