Plastics and Polymers

The category should be plastics and polymers. We have a category of metals under chemistry. Plastics and polymers are the fasting growing category of materials. A Styrofoam cup is a plastic or polymer for example.

Asked by Larissa Thompson in Plastics and Polymers, Waste and Recycling, Environmental Issues

Why do people hate straws more than other forms of plastic waste?

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Straws are an easy target for environmentalists because they are so prevalent and because they're simple to replace or forgo. Because they're so small and are often made of multiple types of plastic, single-use plastic straws usually can't be recycled. Because of this, it's estimated that Americans alone use upwards of 100 million straws per day (the often-cited figure of 500 million per day has been disputed, but not by much). Activists have found it relatively easy to convince people to decrease their straw use—some restaurants have started asking if customers want a straw with their drink instead of giving them out automatically. Those restaurants have seen a 50 to 80 percent reduction in single-use plastic straws—that's a big result from a pretty simple fix. Not only is it fairly easy to get people to cut down on straw use, but there are also a multitude of more eco-friendly options on the market, like reusable stainless steel straws or biodegradable paper straws. All in all, it's not really about hating the concept of straws or thinking that straws are a worse form of waste than any other single-use plastic item. It's more about the relative ease of convincing people to limit their straw use or switch to alternative types of straws.
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What is the distinction between plastic sheet and film?

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The difference is that film is usually thin and very flexible, sheet is thicker and rigid.
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of polymers?

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Disadvantages - - Use up a nonrenewable/finite resource - take a long time to decompose - take up space in landfill - cause pollution in oceans - produce poisonous gases on combustion Advantages - - can form any shape - they don't corrode - cheaper than alternative materials - less dense so lighter - good insulator of heat ( home insulation ) - good insulator of electricity ( wire covers ) - wind power is impossible without plastics ( Special plastics are used in the wind turbine covers and huge blades to tap into this environmentally friendly energy source! ) - The amount of fuel a delivery truck needs could be considerably reduced if the cargo uses plastic containers? Obvious: lightweight means less fuel consumption! Hope this helps :-)
Asked in Science, Pollution, Waste and Recycling, Plastics and Polymers

Why are polymers non biodegradable?

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they live in your buttonhole and make vagina funds when provoked
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What are advantages and disadvantages of smart polymers?

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advantages are nothing disadvantages are everything
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What is a hypothesis for turuning milk into plastic?

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what is a good hypothesis for turning milk into plastic
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How do plastic bags get recycled?

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Ugh.. you know... they get melted and turned into blocks of plastic.
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How can you separate a mixture of sand and bits of plastic foam?

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Take a statically charged person, and wave his/her hand over the mixture.
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What are the monomers of carbohydrates called?

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Monomers are similar identical units covalently bonded to each other to from polymers. The monomer of carbohydrates are monosaccharides. Carbohydrates are polymers so its monomer is a simple sugar called monosaccharide.
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Did Frances swaggart have plastic surgery?

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Unless a person has had a stroke, has some sort of nerve disorder, or dystonia, or something like that, they do not talk like she does. She sounds like she can barely move her lips and also very nasally. I wish plastic surgery would be made illegal, other than for people that are deformed or in an accident! they might be thrilled with their bodies but those of us who have to look at and listen to them are the ones that suffer. I don't enjoy relating to human mannikans, Barbie Dolls, and robots, do you?
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Why do you recycle plastic water bottles?

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We recycle plastic water bottles because it doesn't break down from a solid
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ABS Plastic vs Polypropylene?

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what is less expensive/easier to work with ABS plastics or polypropylene
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What is neoprene formula?

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The monomer of neoprene is 2-chlorobuta-1,3-diene (C4H5Cl).
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Is a carbohydrate a Monomer or a Polymer?

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Carbohydrate can be monomer or a polymer. Carbohydrate glucose is monomer while the carbohydrate starch is a polymer.
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Where is it possible to learn about vacuum forming plastics?

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Vacuum forming is when a sheet of plastic is heated tuntil it is soft, stretched onto or in to a mold, and applying a vacuum to suck the sheet into the mold. More information about vacuum forming can be obtained on the Plastipedia website.
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Where can a person buy custom plastic tumblers?

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One can buy custom plastic tumblers from a few websites online that include Motivators, Inkhead, Custom Ink, and Absorbent Printing. One can customize tumblers with their own pictures.
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What are some other uses besides food storage are there for Zip Lock plastic bags?

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Zip Lock plastic bags can be used also to store documents from damaging conditions, to make file organization easier, to store valuable items from deterioration and for travel purposes avoiding luggage or clothes damage if the stored items can be dispersed within the travel bag.