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The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle

By Peter S. Green - 2012-10-02T21:18:26Z

Photograph by Thomas Kokta

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Bottle Walls

In Bolivia, a wall of sand-filled plastic bottles protects a farmer's field from wind and dust.

"We have to think about recycling as a commodity with a supply chain like the one that brought it to market," said Recycling Reinvented's Gardner.

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