Much of our personal trash is plastic stuff - and that's a huge problem for the environment. Today, Americans recycle only about 9 percent of their plastic, which means that despite widespread curbside recycling efforts, we're still throwing away 91 percent of the plastic we use. It’s causing our landfills to fill up with plastic waste, which presently accounts for about 20 percent of all the trash in our landfills.
A Utah-based company named Invironment
plans to change that. The company has developed a new form of technology, called PlasTek, that degrades plastic in landfills, something they say will result in more space and clean energy production.http://earth911.com/tech/utah-company-aims-to-take-the-pain-out-of-plastic-waste/