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Tag: Burke Museum University of Washington Seattle


The Burke Museum, in Seattle’s University District, unwraps plastics in new exhibit.

If you’re under 50 years old, you probably don’t remember a time without plastic. Plastic toys? Plastic buckets? Plastic raincoats? Lunchboxes? Umbrellas? We’re so dependent on them it’s hard to imagine life without them. But a new exhibit at Seattle’s Burke Museum, “Plastics Unwrapped,” challenges us to think about the history of plastics and how they went from being a new invention to being ubiquitous – and how they’ve changed our world.

Compare pre-plastic items from the museum’s collection, learn about the recycling and construction process, find out how plastics affect the environment and learn about new scientific discoveries

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