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.
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