1. Raw material
1. Raw material
Bales of No. 2 plastic (detergent bottles, milk jugs, and the like) and industrial-grade plastics (scrapped car bumpers) arrive at the Axion plant for processing.

By Erik Rhey, contributor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated April 30 2012: 6:29 AM ET
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