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Extruded

Shaped by being forced through a mould.

Incinerator

A factory for burning rubbish and generating electricity.

Landfill

Disposing of rubbish in holes in the ground.

Plasticiser

A chemical added to a polymer to make it more flexible.

Leach

The movement of a plasticiser into water or another liquid.

Phthalates

A chemical used as a plasticiser.

Life cycle assessment.

A way of analysing the production, use and discard of material or a product.

Biodegradable.

Materials that are broken down into the environment by microorganisms.

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