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Title: Plastics – Boon or Bane?
Authors: Aanand, S.
Kathireson, M.
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Human life appears to be inseparable from the world of plastics for the immense benefits of this versatile, man-made material. A judicious use of this material is, however, imperative as the non-biodegradability of plastics poses a serious threat to our environment.Found everywhere in different forms – plates, mugs, garden hose, cars, fans, children’s toys and in plethora of electronic gadgets – plastics seem to have inundated our lives with innumerable items on which we all unconsciously depend most of the time. The word, ‘plastic’ is a household name, derived from the words ‘plasticus’ (Latin) or ‘plastikos’ (Greek) that simply means, ‘being able to mould’.
Page(s): 46-48
ISSN: 0036-8512
Source:SR Vol.47(06) [June 2010]

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