Plastic Pellet Accident in Hong Kong

2116 Words Mar 10th, 2013 9 Pages
Energy and Environment
Group Project
Is plastic pellet spill incident in HK waters solvable?

2012/2013 Sem 1
Class: 88-167-01-08
Cheung Hin Long(10548963)
Cheung Chi Cheung(10549999)
Mak Chi Kit Oscar(10550937)

Energy and Environment Project
Is plastic pellet spill incident in HK waters solvable?
Table of Content

1 Introduction……………………………………………………………3 2 Process……………………………………………………………………3 3 What is the plastic pellet…………………………………………4 4 Properties……………………………………………………………….5 5 Usage………………………………………………………………………5 6 Misconceptions……………………………………………………… 6 7 After photodegration………………………………………………7 8 The responsibility….…………………………………………………8 9 Suggestions……………………………………………………………..9 10
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That makes PP can be applied in many sectors.
Lastly, PP has a good resistance to fatigue, which means, even PP products had been used for a long period of time, they will not have a structural damage easily. That makes the products of PP have a high durability.
5. Usage
From the properties I have mentioned above, we can conclude that PP has a lot of advantages. And because PP is very cheap, so it has a widely use in our daily lives.
As PP has a high melting point, one of the major usages of it is to produce dishware or food container, it can also put into microwave for heating without the risk of being melted or release toxic substances.
Moreover, because PP is very tough, many plastic furniture are also made up of it. Compare to the furniture made up of metal, PP’s furniture can avoid corrosion. And it is more comfortable than metal furniture because metal will become hot if u sit on it for a period of time, but PP’s furniture is relatively cooler as it is plastic.
Lastly, due to the resistance of fatigue, PP will also use to produce auto parts or industrial fibers, so it can ensure the risk of breaking down due to fatigue is minimized, and the cost is also lowered.
6. Misconceptions
From the response of the general public to the plastic pellet incident, we can see that most of us may have some common misconceptions towards the plastic pellets or PP.
Firstly, the PP itself is non-toxic. If PP is toxic, then why

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