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Plastics

plastic food containers, trays and food packaging made from polystyrene

Polystyrene: The Pros, the Cons, the Chemistry

Learn the organic chemistry behind this very useful plastic. Why is recycling polystyrene hard? Why does polystyrene often end up as solid waste?

Plastic drinking straws

We Use a Lot of Plastic

What are microplastics? How are plastics polluting aquatic ecosystems?

How is food packaged?

How is food packaged?

Take a closer look at food packaging. Explore why and how food is packaged in different ways.

Which materials bounce?

Which materials bounce?

Balls go up and down. But what makes for a good ball? Find out by exploring which materials bounce.