Plastic Essay Topics

Investigating the Strength of a Supermarkets Plastic Bag

Aim I have been asked to investigate the strength of a supermarkets plastic bag. I am going to test and analyse the plastic bag by investigating how applying a gradual increasing force effects the extension of the material. Apparatus * 30cm by 1cm strip of plastic bag, * Stand, * Clamp, * Boss, * Weights… View Article

Manufacturing Case Study

Introduction Before a manufacturing process can be selected to manufacture a component many things need to be considered. The design of the product, the functionality, the service conditions and the properties of the material all play a big part when considering the manufacturing process. This study looks at Polypropylene Chairs used mainly for education purposes…. View Article

Plastic and metal

My greatest inspiration comes from a piece of plastic and metal that looks ordinary to everyone else. Every time I pick it up, my mind perceives the world with a third eye. Feelings, thoughts, and anxieties all travel from my fingertips onto six pieces of steel string. When my mind is ready to speak, I… View Article

The Use of Biodegradable Plastics

The “normal” plastic products that we use everyday (such as plastic bags, plastic food packaging, plastic eating utensils etc.) are manufactured from non-renewable sources (coal, oil and natural gas). These plastics are non-degradable and take more than hundreds of years to break down in landfills, while 29 billion tonnes of this non-degradable plastic waste are… View Article

Plastics

From the mid-1980s onwards, plastic bags became common for carrying daily groceries from the store to vehicles and homes throughout the developed world. As plastic bags increasingly replaced paper bags, and as other plastic materials and products replaced glass, metal, stone, timber and other materials, a packaging materials war erupted, with plastic shopping bags at… View Article

Plastic Bags

Hanging from the branches, flying in the air, stuck in corners racing along with the vehicles on the road are – as we all can see – plastic bag. This wonder material of the 20th century has invaded every aspect of our lives; it is all over the place messing up the streets and parks,… View Article

Plastic Q-Tips

Since the swabs of Q-Tips are made up of cotton, one of the environmental impacts of manufacturing them in huge quantities throughout the year is that it makes use of tens if not hundreds of millions of paper or plastic sticks for the rod holding the cotton swab. Apparently, the paper sticks are generally manufactured… View Article

Plastic Recycling

Due to increased the high residence time in the environment, old and used plastics require recycling to not only ensure clean and healthy environment, but also maximize the resource utility. Sorting/ separation is one of the most important stage in the recycling process as it differentiates the plastics from other materials and categorize it into… View Article

Dangers of Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles are hugely popular these days for their convenience and perceived purity, as portrayed by effective marketing strategies. But according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, consumers should not assume that bottled water is safe.  Reusing plastic drink bottles is not recommended, as it increases the likelihood of impurities due to the introduction of… View Article

Related Literature and Review of Related Studies for Fertilizer

Commonly known as ‘Styrofoam’ that is one of the most widely used type of plastics. It is a strong plastic created from erethylene and benzine that can be injected, extruded, or blow molded; making it a very useful and versatile manufacturing material. It is also a rigid, transparent thermoplastic, which is present in solid or… View Article

Harmful Effects of Plastic

Composition and Types of Plastic A plastic is made up principally of a binder together with plasticizers, fillers, pigments, and other additives. The binder gives a plastic its main characteristics and usually its name. Thus, polyvinyl chloride is both the name of a binder and the name of a plastic into which it is made…. View Article

Plastic Pollution

Many individuals underestimate the amount of plastic we use each day. According to the article “Plastic Bags Wars”, “the world consumes 1 million plastic shopping bags every minute”. Plastic bags, along with many other types of plastics, have become a leading source of pollution worldwide (Doucette). Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita foundation states… View Article

Husky – Injection Molding Systems

Husky Injection Molding Systems is a global supplier of injection molding systems for the plastic industry serving customers in over 70 countries from 33 service and sales offices in 25 countries. (1) Husky announced a shift in its business strategy, in which they plan to quit production of closure molds and close their industrial mold… View Article