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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Eugene Conway econway@nfld.com
To: gaia-members@venice.essential.org ; Pawel Gluszynski 
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 10:57 AM
Subject: Students learn the up side of plastic

Hi Folks

Several elementary schools throughout Newfoundland 
have been selected by the plastics industry to learn 
about the contribution  that plastic products make to 
the reduction of solid waste and to the world around 
them. 

Since those presentations will be for grades 4-6, 
I need your assistance in designing specific questions 
that those young students could ask the presenters 
about the negative (down) side of plastics.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Eugene Conway
Campaign for Progressive Waste Management

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Students learn the up side of plastic
:
Next week, students at Davis Elementary, Carbonear 
will learn about the importance of plastics and why 
certain plastics are stretchy, gooey, solid or soft. The 
school is one of 10 in the province selected to do 
some experimenting with plastics during October.

The Plasti-Lab workshops, designed and presented 
by the Environment and Plastics Industry Council 
(EPIC), will help students discover how plastics 
contribute to the reduction of solid waste and to the 
world around them. 

At the Oct. 16 workshop, Davis Elementary students 
will explore the unique properties of various plastics 
and investigate the many uses of plastics in everyday 
life. They will also learn about the positive contribution 
plastics make to the environment through responsible 
use, reduce and recycling strategies.

The program will get students actively involved in the 
chemistry of plastics, helping them to determine which 
are energy absorbing versus energy repelling plastics. 
Students will also learn how plastics can save lives in 
medical care, how they reduce injury in sports and 
protect families from food contamination.

The Plasti-Lab program is aimed at elementary 
students in Canada from Grades 4, 5 and 6 and will 
also tour schools in St. John's, Clarenville, Gander, 
Lewisporte, Channel-Porte aux Basques, Stephenville 
Crossing, Corner Brook, and Springdale, ending in 
Grand Falls.

EPIC is an industry initiative committed to the 
responsible use and recovery of plastics resources. 
It promotes an integrated approach to waste 
management and offers technical expertise towards 
the development of innovative waste management 
solutions that are economically and environmentally 
sustainable.

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