On This Day In Chemistry

July 28th

American inventor Earl Tupper was born on this day in 1907

While working at the DuPont chemical company he began to scrounge waste polythene, and then purified and moulded it into cups, bowls and plates. Tupper later founded the Tupperware Plastics Company, and sold it 20 years later for $16 million USD.
 

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