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Interesting Facts About  Plastic Plastics needs about 450 just to start decomposing. Then, it takes another 50-80    

years to decompose completely. That means that every single produced piece of plastic has not decomposed yet. The average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Fortunately, the total weight of the bottles was reduced during that period. Even 40% of the total house plastic waste of average American family is due to the use of plastic bottles. Every year, an estimated 17½ billion plastic bags are given away by supermarkets. This is equivalent to over 290 bags for every person in the UK. 17½ billion seconds ago it was the year 1449. It takes just 25 pop bottles to make one fleece jacket!


A thermoplastic is a material which becomes soft when heated and hard when cooled. Thermoplastic materials can be cooled and heated several times. They can be recycled. When thermoplastics are heated, they melt to a liquid. They also freeze to a glassy state when cooled enough. What it looks inside after it has dried up and become hard


Most plastics are described as being either thermosetting or thermoplastic. These terms refer to the reaction of a plastic to heat. Thermosetting plastics soften with heat but stay soft only for a short time. They set, or harden, if the heat continues. This process of making thermosetting plastics hard is called curing. *Thermo is Greek for “heat�


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