Wearing Plastic Dresses For Fun and Profit

You know what’s an excellent material? Plastic. Plastic gets a hard rap because there’s so much of it clogging up landfills and biodegrading slowly, but as scientist friends tell me, that’s not necessarily an awful thing because plastic is potentially quite an effective carbon sink. That’s not a sink made of carbon, that’s a material that absorbs more carbon than it releases. Scientists are working on ways to use C02 emitted in industrial processes as a raw material for plastics. But all of that is technical and dry and doesn’t help get you into some shiny plastic clothes, or does it?

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