Jake Lonsway, a 7-year-old who lives near Bay City, Mich., learned something important this year. If you spend eight months collecting plastic wrap, and you use it to create a giant ball weighing 281 pounds with a circumference of 138 inches, you'll get your name in the local newspaper. And maybe in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Bay City Times wrote about Lonsway's project on June 15, but my favorite part of this silly story is the photo of the giant ball posted on Yahoo news. Do you think Lonsway has a future in the plastics industry? Does he know the difference between LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, PVC and PVDC? Who is going to recycle that giant lump of plastic? I hope it doesn't destroy some innocent recycler's shredding machine. Anyway, I guess it's more productive than playing video games all day. Congratulations, Jake.
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