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IB Chemistry: Polymers: Start here

A TED-Ed video introduction to polymers

You are made of polymers, and so are trees and telephones and toys. A polymer is a long chain of identical molecules (or monomers) with a range of useful properties, like toughness or stretchiness -- and it turns out, we just can't live without them. Polymers occur both naturally -- our DNA is a polymer -- and synthetically, like plastic, Silly Putty and styrofoam. Jan Mattingly explains how polymers have changed our world.

TED: Two young scientists break down plastic with bacteria

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TED Talks related to polymers and plastic

The popular TED talks often have science as a topic.  Here is a list of TED talk related to polymers and plastic.