Sunday, November 30, 2008

Resource 2: Plastic

We use alot of this stuff everyday!

The reason why I am focusing on this particular substance is simply this item that we use can either kill, destroy or pollute our world.

Plastic is used in many, many goods we use everyday.

Plastic is made of small complex scientific matter. acrylics, polyesters, silicones, polyurethanes, and halogenated plastics are used in the process of making plastic.

Plastic is a growing problem society, some saying that it should be canned completeley.
Plastic has caused problems that have affected wildlife in the ocean and other places. It's simple.
The consumer of the product dumps rubbish on the beach. The litter flows into the sea and sea creatures mistakes it as food, swallos it and chokes to death. Shocking I know!

Plastic is related to Globalization because it supports us in our daily lives, it arrouses problems and it is shipped across the world.

Facts about plastic:

We use over 4 million plastic bottles every hour!

Only 1 Quarter of this is recycled.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) - 23% of all plastic bottles. This type is also used to package boil-in-bag foods, meat, cosmetics, and carbonated soft drinks.

When buried, some plastic material may last for 700 years.

A TV Show called What's really in my food says that when used incorrectly plastics can seep through our food in the microwave. This tests show that nitrates do seep in our food, but there is under 000.1% of it seeps through.

Plastic is a precious but lethal resource. It's in our lives every day. Stay safe.

BTW I cannot stick photos on my posts cause it's not working.

1 comment:

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

hey hamiltron when do we get to see your project!!!!