What if you could feed your discarded junk into one end of a machine and get oil and natural gas out of the other? This would solve two problems at once. One inventor claims he has created a machine that will do that very thing.
In Popular Science, Rena Marie Pacella quotes inventor Frank Pringle as saying, “I’ve been told the oil companies might try to assassinate me.”
It turns out that the machine only works with objects that contain hydrocarbons, but since plastics fit this definition?and they are not biodegradable?this will solve a major worldwide trash problem, as well as producing cheap automobile fuel. However, the fuel produced this way will still emit greenhouse gases, so we still have a third problem to solve.