Polymers,alkanes and alkenes

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What does biodegradeable mean?
It can be broken down by micro-organisms.
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What are polymers?
Polymers are large molecules formed from many identical smaller molecules (monomers).
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What are polymers used for?
Wound dressings,hydrojels,waterproof plastics and many more.
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How are polymers usually disposed?
Polymers are usually disposed of by burying them in landfill sites or burning them in incinerators.
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What are the useful properties of plastics?
*light *strong *easy to shape *non-toxic *cheap
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Why are plastic products -polyethene- bad for the environment?
*Non-biodergradeable *They fill land fills up which creates eyesores *They take hundreds of years to decompose *Litter *Wastes oil *Hard to recycle
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