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Plastic

devices, plastics are now used in almost every aspect of everyday life, creating a much simpler and safer world. Although plastics carry hundreds of benefits, these do not completely counter the harmful effects that they have on the environment and on the health of humans. The amount of plastic that has been created since 2000 is nearing the total amount that was created in the entire last century, and as this demand increases, so does the knowledge of their environmental costs. Plastics are now known...

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Plastics

From the time we hit our plastic alarm clock in the morning until the time we squeeze tooth paste out of its plastic sleeve onto our plastic tooth brush when we go to bed, we are surrounded by plastic. Our food is packaged in it, our children play with toys made from it, we talk on plastic cell phones, and we sit on chairs of plastic at work writing with plastic pens, drinking from plastic water bottles. Plastic is everywhere. Where does all this plastic end up? It does not just disappear when we...

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Plastics

recycling of plastics bringing any long-term benefits to the environment? Plastics are one of the most popular building materials of modern human culture, but its widespread has brought many problems and caused environmental issues of extraordinary scale. Throughout the years, discarded plastics are accumulating as debris in landfills and in natural habitats worldwide. To control this issue, governments of many countries have established industrial processes for transforming discarded plastic into useful...

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plastic

Polymer technology explained using text and animations Multimedia Design and Technology Education Plastics Technology Animations of Processes This “Plasics Module” covers the plastics technology specifications for KS3 and GCSE courses, including:  Structure, composition and properties of polymers  Polymer composites  Formulae of common polymers  Hazards – polymers leaching chemicals  Sustainability  Recycling  Abbreviations of polymers           ...

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plastics

plastic-def. A plastic material is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural. Plastics Characteristics Plastics are made from fossil fuels--petroleum, natural gas, coal--, wood and some plant materials, air, water and sometimes other common materials...

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Plastics: Plastic and Water Bottles

Plastics have been around for a long time now. It has been said that even before Alexander Parke’s major pioneering contribution to the development of plastics from cellulose nitrate in the 1850’s, plastic like materials have been in use by mankind for centuries. Now life without plastic cannot even be imagined. Almost every piece we use day to day is either a plastic or has plastic components in it. Because plastics can be made into products of different strengths and flexibility we can find plastic...

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Plastic pollution

Description: Plastic has been the common materials that is being used on a daily basis. Many objects that made from plastic that can be seen from everyday such as food containers, plastic bag, storage and so many things that even a human being cannot think of it. Plastic’s existence has only just for over a century but because of the versatility of the materials plastics has a significantly increase in their use into all varieties of everyday life. Furthermore, the physical characteristic of plastic itself...

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Plastic Pollution

as Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans I. Introduction A. For the past 60 years, plastics production and use has dramatically increased, and the vast majority of plastic generated is not recovered at the end of its use life. B. How many plastic products do you guys consume everyday? C. Plastic is a useful material with myriad applications, but a non-renewable material that requires careful lifecycle management so that it does not degrade land, oceans, human health, and sustainable economies. D...

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Plastic in Oceans

Plastic in Our Oceans 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile make up 90% of our ocean’s trash accumulation (Nichol, 2012, Plastics, like Diamonds, are forever, para. 1). Within the areas, many animals will either ingest, become entangled in, or even die due to the high plastic amounts. Nearly 267 species are harmed by plastic (Nichol, 2012, Fast Facts). With such deadly effects due to yearly accumulation, the banning of plastic bags and reduction of usage in a household will improve overall health...

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Plastic Pollution

Background The overuse of plastics in today's society has become major environmental issue for our oceans. Plastic pollution is the dumping, littering, or disposing of any type of man-made plastic that has been produced and has ended up in our ocean and has not been recycled. History of Plastic "Plastic" entered the world through chemistry in 1909 and was originally coined to describe Bakelite, the first fully synthetic resin. What make's plastic so unique is when it is heated it can be molded...

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