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Should we burn or bury waste plastic?

09 March 2018

Plastic bottles

The environment minister, Therese Coffey, told the Commons, "In environmental terms, it is generally better to bury plastic than to burn it."

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to describe the relationship between technology and the made, natural, and social world 2
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to describe what technological outcomes are and explain how they are different to natural objects and other things created by people 2

Keywords: waste, sustainability, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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