This video is a great introduction to polymers. We use both natural and synthetic polymers in our everyday lives and they are particularly useful in regenerative medicine and healthcare engineering! (Suggested watching from Floor Ruiter).
Video taken from YouTube: Polymers - Crash Course #45
BANGLADESH, Dhaka : A Bangladeshi youth sorts through polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for recycling in poor working conditions in Dhaka on August 21, 3013. PET bottle flakes are an exportable raw material from Bangladesh. The recycled material is used toproduce PSF (Polyester staple fiber) which are then made into PSY (polyester spun yarn) or used as stuffing materials. AFP PHOTO / Munir uz ZAMAN
time to consume: 2 days material: mesh = PE (polyethylene) ? label = adhesive paper staple = steel time to biodegrade: mesh = hundreds of years paper = 1/3 months steel = corrodes depending on environmental conditions (source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodegradation) producer: Del Pueblo origine of produce : Dominican Republic