Recycling Lab Report Guide
Date Submitted: Self-evaluation Score:
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The Lab Question: What motivation is there for recycling plastics?
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Procedures Observations
  • Bring at least 5 different plastic containers or broken plastic objects from home.
  • Place all objects on the table at the front of the room.
  • What are the various characteristics of the objects? Such as:
    • Is the object hard or soft?
    • Is the object transparent or opaque?
    • How "strong" is the object?
    • Can the object be bent, broken, stretched, or twisted?
  • Divide all objects by resin codes.
  • What are the similarities and differences in the objects made from each type of resin?
  • Local Recycle Facilities:
    • Where can you take plastics to be recycled in our area?
    • What do these facilities require of the consumer before they will take plastics?
    • How much do these facilities pay for plastic?
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