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How Science Works
Nonbiodegradable: A
substance that will not break
down over time by microbes
or bacteria
Environmental Consequences: Social Economic Consequences:
It builds up in landfill sites Consequence Spend more money
Can harm animals s: extracting oil to create the
More landfill sites are Rubbis plastics
created h Less…

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Waste
fossil
fuels


Solutions: Reduce amount of
plastic used or recycle it
Mechanical Recycling: Feedstock
Separate different types Recycling:
of plastics Plastic
Plastics washed s
Many grounded up into heate
small pellets d with
Pellets melts and a high
remoulded temp
PET is recycled from drinks eratur
bottles into fleece…

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