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Plastic = Synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form

Can You Put Plastic in the Microwave? – Bon Appétit
The life cycle of your polyester T-shirt – ABC News
Indonesia Cracks Down on the Scourge of Imported Plastic Waste – Yale E360
Finally, a solution to plastic pollution that’s not just recycling
Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher – BBC
The US exports its plastic waste. But now other countries are rejecting it. – Boing Boing
Waste Land – NPR
How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

Recommended Listening
The history of plastic – The story of plastic is the story of the modern world. It’s endlessly useful but an environmental headache.


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