Academic journal article Teaching Science

Plastic: Past Present and Future

Academic journal article Teaching Science

Plastic: Past Present and Future

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PLASTIC: PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE

Written by Eun-ju Kim and Ji-won Lee Published by Scribble

Plastic: past, present, and future is an easy to read and visually attractive text

Using a storytelling format, the text provides a clear and easy to understand picture of how we use plastic in our daily lives and how plastic is made, including the history of why plastic was developed as a material. Although it starts with a rather sad story, it quickly progresses to provide some really useful and relevant information.

The graphics and visual images are delightful and clearly demonstrate the processes involved in manufacturing. The labelled diagrams make the text available to those looking for more specific details without overwhelming the reader with complex information or technical language. The book is an excellent balance of content and accessibility.

Once the purpose and production of plastic has been clearly outlined, the text begins to explore the problem of plastic waste. Statistics are presented as facts in a way that clearly describes the issue but does not overwhelm the reader. …

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