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The Origins of Plastics 25

You don’t need to remember the difference between covalent and ionic bonds to understand the chemistry behind plastics. We’ll simplify it for you.

If the
members who
recycle #1 plastics instead of sending them to the landfill
Complete this slideshow to find out what the impact would be.
The Origins of Plastics
See, that wasn’t so tough! Do you have any more questions about the process? Let us know in the comments below and see if someone in the community can throw you a lifeline.
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  • Heather E. 11 months ago
    If a plastic is put in curbside bin that is not acceptable, what then happens to it?
  • Romaine S. 1 year ago
    Can you always reuse plastic, as long as it's the right type? Does anything make plastic not able to be reused for a new product?
  • Ruth N. 1 year ago
    After watching the slide presentation The Origins of Plastic,I think it would be fun to make new products out of old.
  • Mel H. 2 years ago
    How is the waste from recycling plastics handled? Surely each process has some amount of waste that can not be reused.
  • Erica D. 2 years ago
    Cut your six pack plastic holders, all over so that no animals get caught in them. (should they escape the recycle truck...) It is sad to see the ocean animals or birds dead with plastic wrapped all around them.
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