DoD bans single-use plastic explosives
THE PENTAGON — Starting in fiscal year 2021, the Department of Defense will reduce waste. by banning all single-use plastic explosives.
"I directed this policy change after reading a shocking study that literally zero percent of the C-4 plastics we use are recycled," said James Harber, the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Non-Readiness Related Issues, at a briefing to reporters. "It is absolutely unacceptable for DoD to be pumping thousands of tons of non-biodegradable, petroleum-based plastic explosives into the environment every year. We're going to cut this to zero, and fast."
In lieu of such environmentally harmful weapons, the DoD will being to employ more ecofriendly options such as sustainably sourced, small-batch, artisanal gunpowder.
"It's about the big picture," Harber said. "When you're trying to blow something up, it's imperative that you don't also needlessly cause lasting damage to the ecosystem in the process."
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