In this TED Talk Mike Biddle, a garbage man, talks about how we deal with old plastic today as if we were children throwing out old toys. He also explains a method he and his friends designed that can actually recycle plastic by separating the different kinds of plastic from each other using today's technology. They can then sell this recycled plastic to manufacturers as if it were brand new.
I found this article interesting because I thought that we already recycled most of our plastic in our blue bins. It was a little shocking to see how much plastic we really recycle and how much goes into landfills or gets burned. It was good to see, after learning how much plastic goes to waste, that they are coming up with a new way to recycle this very common product.
I recommend this TED Talk to anyone who cares about the environment and anyone who would be interested to know what they can do to help.
Biddle, Mike. "We Can Recycle Plastic." TED Talks. Web.
<http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_biddle.html> 19 June, 2012