AQA Chemistry Unit 2: Problems with Plastics

HideShow resource information
Preview of AQA Chemistry Unit 2: Problems with Plastics

First 101 words of the document:

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 room able to build
Effects on water systems builds buildings on
up Cost of production
More
litter
on the
street
s
Smell
of
garba
ge
Health
issues

Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

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 cloths e to
It costs energy to do break
Batch process so large polym
amounts of man hours er
Water and detergent costs bonds
Mono
mers
used
to
make
new
plastic
s
Probl
em
with…read more

Page 3

Preview of page 3

Here's a taster:

Heat
energ
y
requir
ed…read more

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Chemistry resources:

See all Chemistry resources »See all resources »