michael kors watch Problems with polymersProb

Problems with polymers

Problems with polymersOne of the useful properties of polymers is that they are unreactive, so they are suitable for storing food and chemicals safely. Unfortunately, this pro michael kors watch perty makes it difficult to dispose of polymers. They can cause litter and are usually sent to landfill sites. However, it’s possible to include substances such as cornstarch that cause the polymer to break down more quickly. Carrier bags and refuse bags made from such degradable polymers are available now.

RecyclingPolymers have recycling symbols like this one for PVC to show what they are

Many polymers can be recycled. This red michael kors watch uces the disposal problems and the amount of crude oil used. But the different polymers must be separated from each other first, and this can be difficult and expensive to do.

Back to Useful substances from crude oil indexPolymers from OilFed up of reading? Try this activity!BBC Science and NatureThe natural world and beyond!Search term:

BBC navigation News Sport Weather Capital TV Radio More

CBBC CBeebies Comedy Food History Learning Music Science Nature Local Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Full A Z of BBC sites

BBC links Mobile site Terms of Use About the BBC Advertise With Us Privacy Ac michael kors watch cessibility Help Ad Choices Cookies Contact the BBC Parental Guidance

BBC 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up to date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current michael kors watch browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.