Introduction to Physical Science – Week 5 Discussion
Biodegradables and Bonding
Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers. If you have not done so lately, please review the Rules of Discussion.
Please respond to BOTH of the following discussion topics.
New plastics are being created from corn and soybeans and these plastics break down when exposed to air and water. In what ways will the environment benefit from these biodegradable plastics? Should our government mandate the use of materials that biodegrade once their useful life is over? Why or why not?
With the use of science, we are designing, developing and manufacturing of new materials for our use. Research a newly developed material, and discuss the properties and use of this material. What are the pros and cons of this product?