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Science Research Guide: Lifecycle of a Material Project

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Lifecycle of a Material Project

  • What material is used in the object?
  • What process does the metal undergo to become that product?
  • What countries have large supplies of this metal?
  • What countries have a large demand for this material and why?
  • How is it mined, refined, and designed into that object?
  • What environmental issues are involved in the processing of the material?
  • What other materials are used to process it?
  • How can it be reduced, reused, or discarded?
  • Where is it discarded? What are the environmental impacts of discarding this material?

 

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