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  • The pellets on the right are recycled HDPE(#2)

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  • 1. PlasticPlasticIs it a wonder material, or is it….Is it a wonder material, or is it….EVIL!EVIL!
  • 2. Even though plastics are only about 100Even though plastics are only about 100years old, today we find themyears old, today we find themeverywhere. What are some of theeverywhere. What are some of theproducts we find plastic in?products we find plastic in?
  • 3. What is plastic made from?What is plastic made from?
  • 4. Crude OilCrude Oil
  • 5. Molecules from the oil are arrangedMolecules from the oil are arrangedinto chains, called POLYMERSinto chains, called POLYMERS How the polymers areHow the polymers arecombined depends oncombined depends onwhat type of plastic iswhat type of plastic ismademade Because theBecause thepolymers are differentpolymers are differentfor different plastics,for different plastics,we must sort them inwe must sort them inorder to recycle them.order to recycle them.
  • 6. How is plasticHow is plasticrecycled?recycled?
  • 7. Plastic is sorted by type and baledPlastic is sorted by type and baled
  • 8. The sorted plastic is then sent to aThe sorted plastic is then sent to aprocessor where it is shredded andprocessor where it is shredded andwashedwashed
  • 9. The plastic flakes orThe plastic flakes orpellets are then meltedpellets are then melteddown and made into newdown and made into newproductsproducts
  • 10. What happens to plasticWhat happens to plasticif it is not recycled?if it is not recycled?
  • 11. It ends up in a landfill, or as litter inIt ends up in a landfill, or as litter inthe land or sea, where it will remainthe land or sea, where it will remainindefinitelyindefinitely
  • 12. ……because plastic does notbecause plastic does notbiodegradebiodegrade