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Plastic — It’s Killing this Planet and Everything On It

Jennifer is a student at Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, Wash.

By Jennifer Fenswick

Here’s the Problem in a Nutshell

First things first; let’s take a look at plastic – what it is, how it’s made, and what it’s made of. Very simply put, plastic starts out as crude oil. The oil undergoes a process called “cracking” where the various hydrocarbons in the oil are separated. Polymers, stabilizers, resins, and a host of other chemicals, […]

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