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Plastic Composition by Mrs. Lumpkin
Updated: 3/8/2020
Plastic Composition by Mrs. Lumpkin
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  • BAN SINGLE USE PLASTIC!!!
  • 
  • PLaSTiC
  • can be made in MANY different ways.
  • Originally, it was made from the sap of ancient amber trees.
  • Next, shellac, a resin secreted by the female lac bug was made to make some plastics.
  • The process involves extracting cellulose from cotton and other plants by exposing it to nitric acid.
  • I'm not really a lac bug - sorry.
  • In a contest to come up with another material for ivory snooker balls, celluloid was born.
  • Leo Baekeland developed early synthetic plastic from petroleum.
  • Now, there's PLASTIC everywhere!!
  • Experiments using natural products like vegetable oils, evergreen sap and other materials are being conducted today.
  • Every piece of plastic ever made is still around today! We need more sustainable options!
  • SKLumpkin 3/8/20
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