Tuesday, April 24, 2007

70% of Americans Don't Know that Plastic Is Made from Petroleum

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070420/20070420005536.html?.v=1

Petroleum based products include:

Asphalt
Tar
Kerosene
Paraffin wax
Diesel
Lubricating Oils
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Nitrogen fertilizer

http://www.courier-journal.com/foryourinfo/032204/032204.html
http://www.ranken-energy.com/Products%20from%20Petroleum.htm

We're far more dependent on oil than merely fueling our cars.

Oh yeah, plastic takes thousands of years to biodegrade. Be sure and recycle what you can. Archer Daniels Midland is building a factory in Iowa that will produce 110,000,000 cubic feet of biodegradable plastic per year from corn sugar. Now that's cool.

1 comment:

Paul Dunn said...

70% of Americans also probably think that Costa Rica is an island, that oxygen is the primary component of the Earth's atmosphere, and that Universal Healthcare is a good idea.