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01. Did you know that fleece jackets are made out of recycled [plastic] bottles?
02. Guns made of [plastic] are almost impossible to detect using conventional methods.
03. I bought a CD recently which came in a cardboard sleeve instead of a [plastic] case.
04. You shouldn't let small children play with [plastic] bags because there is a danger of suffocation.
05. Almost all pop bottles are made out of [plastic] these days.
06. We need to buy some [plastic] cutlery for the picnic.
07. I just got [plastic] lenses for my glasses because they are much lighter than glass.
08. If you [plasticize] your birth certificate, it will make it invalid.
09. I read somewhere that there are more [plastic] flamingos in the U.S. than real ones.
10. Much of the garbage which is thrown in our landfills is [plastic], upwards of 10%.
11. The most common type of [plastic] used is that which is made into [plastic] bottles and bags.
12. Worldwide, about 130 million tons of [plastic] products were produced in 1997.
13. It is estimated that a [plastic] container takes as long as 50,000 years to decompose.
14. Scientists estimate that more than 45,000 pieces of [plastic] garbage float on every square mile of ocean.
15. Only 1% of the [plastics] used in the United States are recycled.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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