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Local view: Nothing is thrown 'away'; plastic is forever

Published 10/02/2013, for the News Tribune

We are awash in plastic bags, and the darn things never go away. The first plastic bag was manufactured 50 years ago, and it still exists in one form or another. It might be in a landfill or in the ocean or hanging from a tree. If it was incinerated, it exists in the ecosystem in a gaseous form.

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