by Green Plastics
ChemMatters has put out a fantastic introductory video about green plastics targeted at middle school students:
From the video’s web page:
ChemMatters is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with its second episode, which highlights how scientists are trying to make plastic, one of the world’s most abundant man-made materials, more environmentally friendly.
In this episode, find out how scientists are developing more environmentally friendly plastics using plant materials. By 2020, these “bioplastics” could provide an alternative for about a fifth of the estimated 200 billion pounds of plastics manufactures produce each year worldwide.
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