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Recycling for 3D glasses

The success of recent 3D films such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland has left many environmentalists worrying about the number of pairs of 3D glasses now in circulation.

As a result Cineworld, which operates 77 cinemas in the UK, has said that it plans to reduce ticket prices for any customer who recycles their glasses. Customers at Odeon cinemas have to pay £1 for their glasses but will also get a discount each time they are reused and Vue cinemas are providing large recycling bins for the glasses.

Elsewhere, Californian firm, Cereplast, thinks it may have found the answer and plans to distribute compostable glasses made from plant-based plastics which biodegrade within six months.in

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