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Big Question: Can we make plastics sustainable?

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Published on Apr 16, 2012

Plastics are a vital part of our lives, but they also are rife with adverse environmental impacts. In "Can We Make Plastics Sustainable?", the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment and the Center for Sustainable Polymers explore how we can enjoy the benefits of plastics and keep our planet healthy, too.

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