It can be fun to see what others think about plastics. For some really creative takes, check out these videos created by college students in plastics and plastics engineering programs. These are entries from the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s "Shaping your World" student video contest. The contest was created to celebrate SPI's 75th anniversary. College students (undergraduate and graduate level) studying in plastics programs were invited to submit original videos that honor plastics' innovation. First Prize is an iPad2, a $2,000 check and a three-day trip to NPE 2012 in Orlando, Fla. What's your favorite? I laughed at a few, including "Life without plastics" and "Plastics cab" (inspired by the TV game show "Cash cab," which I suppose will be an iconic program for this generation like "The Dating Game" or "The Gong Show" was to mine). Some were quite creative. "The True Meaning of Plastics" uses some neat cartoon artwork, for example. Take a look and enjoy all the entries. SPI is preparing to announce the finalists -- maybe we can treat this like our own plasticky Oscar pool.
Check out these student videos about plastics
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