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Plastics Unwrapped at the Burke

Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere?

Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores how material culture was changed—rapidly and perhaps permanently—by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they’re so convenient and beneficial to use, and what happens after we throw them away.

The exhibit explores how plastics have changed the world, through topics ranging from life before plastics to the effects of plastic on our health and the environment. See pre-plastic objects from the Burke Museum’s collection, understand what the recycling numbers mean on plastic items, and learn about promising breakthroughs in science that are changing the role of plastic in our lives.

Special for Seattle Public Utilities customers! Print out this coupon and receive $2 admission to Plastics Unwrapped through May 27, 2013.

Learn more about Plastics Unwrapped at www.burkemuseum.org