background of the study about plastics

Background Information for Students Introduction to Plastics History of Plastics and Polymers Plastics are polymers. What is a polymer? The most simple definition of a polymer is something made of many units. Think of a polymer as a chain. Each link of the chain is the "mer" or basic unit that is made of carbon hydrogen oxygen and/or silicon. 【Get Price】

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The conveniences plastics offer however led to a throw-away culture that reveals the material’s dark side: today single-use plastics account for 40 percent of the plastic produced every year. 【Get Price】

Historically the very first plastic materials used industrially by man were of natural origin. Before mastering monomers obtained from refining oil starting from the 1930s several objects used in daily life were manufactured using biobased polymers. 【Get Price】

The Earth Engineering Center (EEC) at The City College of New York investigated the role of plastics in the decoupling of municipal solid waste generation from economic growth in the U.S. during a recent study. The purpose of the study was to both quantify the decoupling trend in the U.S. and understand the role of plastics in that trend. 【Get Price】