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DISPOSABLE: My life as a single-use container

When chemicals love each other very much, they bind together to make plastic. Add some heat and a mould, and a takeaway container like me is born. 

Ashleigh Hastings, Yahan Tao, Wei Lu and Nazli Bahmani explore the life cycle of a plastic container in this audio report. 

This report was created for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s DISPOSABLE exhibition, with support from All The Best radio. (Photo via Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/nauright/)

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