Most plastic bags used either end up as litter or in landfills (less than 1 percent are recycled). In a landfill, it's estimated that one plastic bag takes about 1,000 years to biodegrade. A plastic bag floating around as litter takes about 20 years. There is no one degradable plastic, but rather a range of plastics which have been designed to breakdown in different ways... Showed first 250 characters
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In a landfill, it's estimated that one plastic bag takes about 1,000 years to biodegrade. A plastic bag floating around as litter takes about 20 years. There is no one degradable plastic, but rather a range of plastics which have been designed to breakdown in different ways... Showed next 250 characters
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Plastic surgery can be a very dangerous procedure. Even through the dangers are rare, complications can still occur. The patient's health condition is very important going into surgery...
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made from oil and natural gas. Using plastics to replace packaging materials such as metal
and glass has allowed manufacturers to make packages that are more efficient...
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History of Garbage
In the late 1800’s, New York City was suffering from many of the same problems as Chicago. NYC started working on the waste problem and using garbage incinerators...
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Plastic Not Paper
Walking through the grocery store I always try to look for the best buy.
I always buy what's on sale, I guess you could say I'm cheep. Then I get to the
check out lane, preferably the one with fewer people...
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Paper Or Plastic?
Plastic comes from oil, a hole is drilled and a pipe is inserted into the earth. Oil is forced by the earth’s pressure up the pipe, into a storage drum and taken to a refining facility where it is processed and set into molds...
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Plastic Bags Should Be Banned
Firstly, they use up natural resources to make the plastic bags. The most common plastic bags you see today are made from polyethylene. This material is made from crude oil and natural gas...
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Shopping for the Environment
“Do you want paper or plastic?”
“Neither, here use this,” I say as I pass her a few reusable bag.
“Paper or plastic,” why not just as “would you rather pollute our air or endanger our marine and water system?” EPA has found that 70% more air pollution and 50 times more water is polluted when recycling a paper bag than a plastic...