Facts About Plastics

Did you know:

  • Plastic grocery bags use less energy, fewer fossil fuels, less water, and produce less waste than paper grocery bags? Plastic bags are also recyclable at most grocery stores.
  • All plasticware (cups, spoons, forks, knives) used at the Terrace and the Pawn in UW-Stout's Memorial Student Center are made from plastic derived from corn starch? These plastics derived from corn are also compostable!
  • Plastics researchers are working with plastics that degrade in the human body (breaking down into natural substances that your body already produces and excretes) in order to repair or replace diseased or damaged human tissue.