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Precious plastics in the classroom- best plastics

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daniel mr-thomson

Precious plastics in the classroom- best plastics

08/11/2019 at 14:38

Hi everyone im looking to bring the precious plastic program into the classroom for design technology.

what would be the best plastics to work with? Knowing that ill be teaching and working with students about 13-14 yrs old

building awareness of plastics and the possibilities

any info is great ive been told PET is hard to work with and has fumes, but unsure really
thanks in advance

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11/11/2019 at 19:48

For a teaching environment, plastic fumes need to be addressed. While things like HDPE are more benign, there are still fumes. There is some info here https://davehakkens.nl/community/forums/topic/v4-fume-extraction-4/ . If you can do the hot processes outdoors, that would be a great start. You might contact the team at Monash university to see what regulations they had to deal with. I would guess you will need to go through some general safety reviews in implementing you project.

Unfortunately, while there have been a number of people with questions about starting education programs, they often don’t come back to the forum to share their experience.

Great idea, and good luck

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