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himmmmmmmmmmmmmm t1_j2dm0mn wrote

Well, you need a source of energy for the incinerator, and that has an environmental cost


RandomUsername12123 t1_j2dmt9e wrote

Plastics are just oil with extra steps, it autofuels itself and produce energy :)

The only problem would be if the stuff got wet and a few days under the sun solves that


hjake123 t1_j2dyiuy wrote

I mean I guess in a existential way any process, recycling or not, has an "environmental impact". If the only cost is energy, though, we could have that impact be pretty minimal.