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Plastics: an Insoluble Problem

A Catalyst article about the problems of recycling plastics. The article looks at novel uses for products made from recycled plastics. It also looks at the make-up of polymers and the history of their manufacture. Finally, alternatives to plastics are examined.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2002, Volume 13, Issue 1.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. 

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