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US scientists turn bags into batteries

Millions of dollars are being invested in a technology that uses plastic bags to power everything from phones to cars.
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 12:15

The US is investing millions of dollars in a new centre designed to recycle used plastic bags, turning them into batteries that can power everything from smartphones to electric cars.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren spent a day at the government laboratory near Chicago where scientists have made a breakthrough in green technology.

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