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Polymer Put the Kettle On


Hi Zeitgeisters,

www.plastics.com is a site for all of us, because unfortunately, we’re not born knowing about plastics. In Leominster, Massachusetts, USA, and within “easy driving distance from anywhere in central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire” is the National Plastics Center. We’ll let them explain the next bit.“The National Plastics Center is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the past, addressing the present and promoting the future of plastics through public education and awareness. The educational staff has supported this mission throughout the years by conducting hands-on science programming for schools, organizations and the plastics community.”

The future of plastics has looked increasingly bleak since… hmm, I’ll have to get back to you on that one, but if you have a child in elementary, middle or high school in Massachusetts then think about calling the National Plastics Center and they’ll send around the Plastivan TM for a very reasonable $1500 a day for up to five labs and three assembly programs or a combination thereof.

Disappointingly a number of features failed to work on this site, the forum and the blog are down as was a link to a page about special programs called “Plastics is my Bag” TM. However a streaming video about the Center entitled “Wow Them Now” was working and you will also discover there is a Plastics Hall of Fame (read article).

I urge all of you who care about Plastics, their history and manufacture to go to this site. As it says: “Since its founding in 1982, the National Plastics Center has had one purpose: to pass on the passion for plastics.”

Elevate the Insignificant
Mr Trivia

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