Polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polybenzimidazole, acrylic, nylon and Teflon are examples of thermoplastics. Thermo-softening plastic, or thermoplastic, becomes soft and flexible at a certai... More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

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Non-recyclable plastics include most polyolefins such as polystyrene and polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, most polypropylene and miscellaneous plastics such as bisphenol-A. Numbers three through seven stamped products c... More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact
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