Plastics Project

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  • Created by: Ella
  • Created on: 04-05-13 17:31
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    • Biodegradable Plastics
      • Better for the environment?
        • Could encourage littering
    • Benefits of plastic recycling
      • Cheap way to dispose of plastic
      • Good thermal/insulation properties
      • Resistance to chemicals, water and 'impact'
      • Durability
      • Lighter weight (reduces fuel consumption during transport)
      • Better safety/hygiene
      • Quite inexpensive to produce
    • Is it harmful to burn plastics?
      • When burning: plastic bag mixed with heat produces highly toxic chemical (dioxin)
      • Can potentially release cancer-causing chemicals
    • Great Pacific Garbage Patch
      • Killing sea life
      • Floating plastic debris


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