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Interesting Plastic Facts

  • Plastics were invented by Alexander Parkes in 1860, but have only become a popular and widely used material in the last few decades.
  • Recycling PET bottles saves 84% of the energy it takes to make PET bottles from raw materials.
  • 1 million tonnes of plastic was produced in Australia in 1999 alone.

Grant, T et al, 1999
Sira International, 2000.

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