Recycling Plastics *suitable for home teaching*

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This film, from Twig World, looks at the differences between thermosetting, thermo softening and partially biodegradable plastics, and how they can be recycled.

The key points made in the film are:

  • A lot of plastic is thrown away and most is non-biodegradable
  • Plastic can be recycled using mechanical and chemical methods
  • Scientists are now making biodegradable plastic from sugar, silk and bamboo

A transcript of the video and still images are available to download separately.

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