PET: The Plastic of Our Lives

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PET: The Plastic
of Our Lives
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PET: What Is It?
What does PET stand for?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Polyethylene Terephthalate
Plastic Encasing Technology
Petroleum Ethanol
Polyfluoride Ethyl Tyhydrate
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PET: What Is It?
When PET bottles are turned into
clothes, what kind of fabric do they
become?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Cotton
Nylon
Neoprene
Polyester
PET: What Is It?
What number, inside of the recycling
symbol, tells you that a bottle is made
out of PET?
a.
b.
c.
d.
1
3
5
7
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PET Recycling
In 2009, what percentage of PET bottles
and jars were recycled?
a. 78%
b. 97%
c. 14%
d. 28%
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Remember the Facts…
It takes over 1 million years for a plastic bottle to
decompose.
Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles
every hour.
You could run a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours using
the energy saved from recycling a plastic bottle.
Plastic thrown into the Pacific Ocean has formed a
“garbage patch” twice the size of Texas.
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What Does It All Become?
Items created from the plastics you recycle:
XL
14
96
20 oz
=1
=1
85
2x4
20 oz
25
=1
=1
2 liter
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So How Does It All Work
To view a video about the PET plastic
recycling process, click the link below
PET Recycling
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Activity: Diary of A Recycled
Product
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Source for Factual Material
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1-"EPA Releases Municipal Solid Waste Report." Resource Recycling.
Resource Recycling Inc., Jan. 2011. Web. 28 Sept. 2011.
<http://www.resource-recycling.com/node/885>.
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