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TEDTalks : Ashton Cofer—A Young Inventor's Plan To Recycle Styrofoam

Author: Infobase,; TED (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : TED, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2017] 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam—none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; TED (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1055608788
Notes: Originally released by TED, 2017.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 20, 2018.
Target Audience: 9 - 12
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (6 min., 2 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: TEDTalks: Ashton Cofer—A Young Inventor's Plan To Recycle Styrofoam (6:02);
Responsibility: TED.

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From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam—none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award and the Scientific American Innovator Award from Google Science Fair.

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