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Plastic: 10 things you may not know
While writing her book "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story," Susan Freinkel was shocked to learn how fast the world had become plasticized. In the 1940s, few plastics existed and hardly anything was made of it. Today, the average person is virtually never more than 3 feet from something made of plastic, said Freinkel.
By Julie Deardorff, Tribune newspapers
May 9, 2011