Polymer Resources

An excellent resource for this module is Polymer Chemistry, 1989. It includes applications, theory, and experiments/demonstrations. Also available with it is a computer program "An Introduction to Polymerization" for the APPLE II series. Both are available for $22.00 from:

	NSTA Publications Department PL
	1742 Connecticut Avenue NW
	Washington, DC 20009-0002

Available on video cassette is a two part videotape. Part I is "Polymers" and part two is "Biochemistry". The cost in the current catalog is listed as $59.00. It is available from:

	Wings for Learning/Sunburst Communication
	1600 Green Hills Road
	PO Box 660002
	Scotts Valley, CA 95076-0002

Another video tape titled "Polymers" runs for approximately nine and one-half minutes and is available from:

	Films for the Humanities and Sciences
	PO BOX 2053
	Princeton, NJ 08450

Useful in developing an understanding of the mechanism by which addition polymerization occurs is the game "Polymer Rummy - A Game for 2 - 4 Players" by Dr. Doug Halsted. It also emphasizes some of the many uses of polyethylene.

Any one or all the above materials are good and will help to bring to life the theory of polymers and the reactions by which they form. The video from WINGS for Learning also provides some information on processing and applications of polymers.

Recycling Resources

There are numerous not for profit and for profit organizations that can be contacted for recycling information. A few are listed below.

DOW Plastics has a "Recycle This!" information package.
2040 Dow Center
Midland, MI 48674

American Plastics Council
1275 K Street, NW.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
202-371-5212 or 1-800-2-HELP-90

National Association of Recycling Industries
330 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10011

Center for Plastics Recycling Research
Rutgers University
Building 3529, Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08855

National Recycling Coalition
45 Rockefeller Plaza
Room 2350
New York, NY 10011

National Soft Drink Association
1101 16th Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20036

National Polystyrene Recycling Company
1700 W 119th Street
Chicago, IL 60643

National Polystyrene Recycling Company
4 Kildeer Court
Bridgeport , NJ 08014

National Polystyrene Recycling Company
720 South Temescal Street
Corona, CA 91719

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