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The right way to go

Nathan Small

on 3 June 2014

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Transcript of Plastic

Plastic is a multiple use product

Thin plastic can do many things that paper cannot, like... (scidev.net)
- last longer
- reusable
Plastic Can and Should Be Managed
Most Efficient
Other options like glass,
aluminum and paper are to expensive and slow to produce .

Plastic is easy to reproduce again; all you have to do is take recycled plastic melt it down and reshape it.

Plastic is more durable than all of the other alternative
The Right Way to Go

Did you know...
On average:
Plastic bottles cost 1 cent to make
Aluminum cans cost 5 cents to make
Glass bottles cost 25 cents to make

Plastic bags cost 2-5 cents to make
Paper bags cost as much as 23 cents to make

Sources: www.rensselaercounty.org
Mac Ellison, Nathan Small, & Annalyse Stedman
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
in 2009, only 30% of waste was recycled
we can raise that number if we can raise awareness
Using degradable plastics
these plastics are capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms
The Cost
It would be nearly impossible to get rid of all the plastic in our country
Even if we could, the cost it would take would far outweigh anything we would gain by getting rid of it
Stores will be forced to lose money buying paper bags, or charge consumers for them instead
Negative effect on the economy, discouraging new stores to open in banned areas
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