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Complete SHE task Plastics is one of the main causes of pollution on earth. Australia uses 6.9 billion plastic bags a year. Of that, 36,700 tonnes of plastic bags enter the landfill every year. Only 10% of Australians recycle plastic bags and less than 1% is reused. Hydrocarbons formed from polymer polyethylene, is a form of plastic which ‘have a long half-life and are unable to be broken down rapidly by microorganisms (Ocean Crusaders, n.d.).’ This problem is negatively impacting society and is increasing the vitality for scientists to find ways to reduce plastic pollution. Turning polyethylene into fuel is an option which will ultimately benefit society. The SHE concept of application and limitation is prevalent in the research done by scientists.

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