PLASTICS AROUND YOU

Strong, lightweight, and moldable, plastics are used in thousands of products that add comfort, convenience, and safety to our everyday lives. Plastics in carpets, blankets, and pillows keep us comfortable in our homes. Plastics in bottles and coolers allow us to take food and drinks with us anywhere. Plastics in portable electronic devices let us access the Internet or communicate with family and friends on the go. Plastics in sports players’ helmets and police officers’ bullet-proof vests keep them safe. No wonder, Plastics are the workhorse of the modern economy!

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PLASTICS AS SUBWAY PASS

The Beijing subways allow travelers to use plastic bottles as a form of payment to encourage recycling.

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THE PLASTIC WONDER CAR

In 1941, Henry Ford made a car from hemp and soybean plastic. It ran on ethanol.

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