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Plastics and the Environment

 

The waste created by the synthetic fibres and plastic is not environment friendly. On burning they create poisonous gases. On dumping in the ground they may take years to degenerate. This is because of their non-biodegradable nature.

 


Non-biodegradable

 

We need to use synthetic fibres and plastics in such a manner that we can enjoy their good qualities and at the same time minimize the environmental hazards for the living communities.

 


Synthetic Fibres

 

Petrochemicals

All the synthetic fibres are prepared by a number of processes using raw materials of petroleum origin, called petrochemicals.


 


Petrochemicals

 

Biodegradable

Materials which get decomposed through natural processes.



Biodegradable

 

Non-biodegradable

Those materials which are not easily decomposed by natural process.

  


Non-biodegradable





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