New Recyclable Plastic – level 1
People make plastic. To make it, they put in additives. It is easier to make plastic with additives. To recycle the plastic, people cut it into very small pieces. However, the plastic has the additives in it. The cut-up plastic is hard to use again.
Scientists in California work on this problem. They make a new plastic. It can be recycled easily. The plastic and the additives can be broken apart easily.
The scientists hope that this new plastic can help the planet. They want there to be less plastic.
Difficult words: plastic (a material that people can turn into many types of things – bottles, phones, computers, bags), additive (a thing that people add/put in to help make something), recycle (turn something into a new thing to use it again).
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