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Discarded plastic, too often, ends up buried or burned, not recycled (it's just too complicated). But Mike Biddle has found a way to close the loop. Only 5- 10% of plastic trash is recycled -- compared to almost 90% of metals -- because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that can, and does, recycle any kind of plastic.

Biddle has developed a patented 30-step plastics recycling system that includes magnetically extracting metals, shredding the plastics, sorting them by polymer type and producing graded pellets to be reused in industry – a process that takes less than a tenth of the energy required to make virgin plastic from crude oil. Today, the company he cofounded, MBA Polymers, has plants in China and Austria, and plans to build more in Europe, where electronics-waste regulation (which doesn’t yet have an equivalent in the US) already ensures a stream of materials to exploit – a process Biddle calls “above-ground mining.

 

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Additional Posts
Permafrost: Frozen Dirt
 
a new Yale Forum video
Desertification
 
two-thirds of the world’s grasslands are turning to desert accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos.
Guerilla Gardener
 
drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys...
Fiery looping rain on the Sun
 
solar flare and coronal rain
Backyard Wilderness Worth Saving
 
The Sacred Headwaters: the Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and the Nass.
A Clean Energy Proposal
 
Jennifer Granholm TEDx
Nature Time-Lapse
 
installation and time-lapse video.
All the Elephants gone?
 
Devastation wrought by Africa's rampant ivory trade.
How Big is the Universe?
 
NO EDGE. And NO CENTER... or does it?
Build a School
 
TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud
We can recycle anything!
 
Tom Szaky is the founder of Terracycle
Rare Earth Metals
 
recycling the strategic metals present in solar panels and other products.
Super Marmite
 
sign up and see what's cooking in your neighbourhood
Self-healing Asphalt
 
When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating.
Artificial Photosynthesis
 
Caltech Video
Economics of Happiness
 
Impact of the global economy on culture and agriculture.
We Share Our Planet
 
John Kerry's first foreign policy speech as Secretary of State.
Chris Hedges
 
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. All for short term profit, at long term expense.
Sea Shepherd
 
Please sign the petitions on behalf of Paul and the whales...
NRA Funding
 
control has shifted away from it's sportsmen members to the weapons industry.