Plastic Garbage Crisis: Prices Spike as Demand Grows Threatening Recycled-Container Cause

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the crisis of a shortage of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to make recycled plastic containers. The price of PET flake spikes, as demand grows, making recycled packaging more expensive than virgin oil-based bottles, blister-packs, etc. Is it time to profitably harvest the so-called “Pacific garbage patch” in an all new enviro-weenie episode of “The Deadliest Catch”?

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