Renewable plants or non-renewable crude oil?


We have used crude oil to make plastics for many years. The trouble is, crude oil is a non-renewable resource. It will eventually run out.

Scientists have found ways of getting ingredients from plants that can be used to make plastics. Plants are a renewable resource. We can keep growing them year after year after year. They won't run out.

Which do you think we should use?


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Follow these links:


Plastic films


Oil and sunflowers



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