• An amorphous solid is a solid that lacks an ordered internal structure.
  • Amorphous solids include glass, rubber, and plastics.
  • Glass is made by cooling a mixture of materials in such a way that it does not crystallize.
  • Plastic is used for many purposes because they are inexpensive to produce and do not shatters like glass or ceramic materials.
  • Since they are easily disposed of, the accumulation of plastic garbage has become a serious problem.
  • Recycling programs that help reuse the plastics are growing in popularity.
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