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Old 24th May 2008, 20:31   #1
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Default Decompose plastics in 3 months...

As part of a high school science fair project, a 16-year-old from Ontario figured out how to break down the polymers in plastic bags —compounds that can last for over 1,000 years—in about three months.

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This is great news. Hope this can be easily put into practise
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I don't know but having worked with Plastics for a while it sounds a bit too easy to me.
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I have no idea about plastics and what the boy did *sounds* too good to be true, and I sincerly hope it is. I also think that he got a $30K award, so it must have struck a chord with the judges somehow.

Ishan, do you feel that there is some major problem in the boy's methodology? Or is it something that shouldnt be made public? Am just curious, not trying to defend anyone.
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dad's into the plastic business. We tried out some additive about a year back it made plastic degradable 100 %, got it tested with the government labs and all . the thing didnt click.
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