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what is meant by a sustainable material

a material that can be grown back or made quickly after it has been used


What is Polymorph?

Polymorph is a thermoplastic polymer which melts at 62°C and consists of white plastic granules which fuse together when melted in hot water to form a transparent flexible material which can be molded to form unique shapes. It is completely biodegradable and non-toxic.


what is the circle of sustainability

A diagram indicating the relationship between the three pillars of sustainability, in which both economy and society are constrained by environmental limits


definition of sustainability

Sustainability is the ability to maintain a certain status or process in existing systems.


why is bamboo a very good material for sustainability

it grows very quickly, is very strong and can easily replace any other bamboo product that has been broken


What is your carbon footprint?

The impact you have on the Earth by your lifestyle (CARBON OUTPUT, CO2 INPUT, etc.)


What gas can be used to measure (or INDICATE) carbon footprint?

Carbon dioxide.


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