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Is plastic from oil? What is plastic made from?

Plastic POLYmers are made from building block MONOmers.  The naturally occurring monomers (feedstocks ) can be derived from plants, coal, natural gas or oil.         Long chains of monomers are polymers.  Ethylene becomes polyethylene, propylene becomes polypropylene, styrene becomes polystyrene, etc.  A polymer comprised of only one monomer is known as a homopolymer.  A polymer with two monomers is called

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