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Lego says making bricks from recycled bottles produces more carbon than new plastic

Sep 25, 2023
Another example of how hard it can be to recycle polymers.
It takes a lot of energy and money to recycle plastics.
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California set to enforce recycled content mandates for plastic bottles

Dec 23, 2022
Supporters of AB 793 hope it motivates beverage companies to push for expanded recycling of plastic bottles.
Recyclables are sorted at the Burbank Recycle Center on Dec. 15. Items that can be sold are packaged into bales. Much of the rest ends up in landfills and waterways.
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