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Where to find plastic in Fallout 76

Plastic is everywhere.

The wastelands of Fallout 76 are filled with various junk items that you will need to collect and scrap to get crafting components. These components are used to make necessary items that you will need to survive in Appalachia. One of the more common materials that you can find is plastic. Despite it being easy to obtain, it is one of the more difficult to keep materials thanks to the large number of crafting recipes that require the crafting component. This guide will show you where you can find plastic in Fallout 76.

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Plastic is a key material in a lot of different objects. There are over 50 items that you can find that will give you plastic when scrapped, making it far easier to get than Copper. Unfortunately, most of the plastic you end up getting will go to crafting weapons, armor, and furniture items for your camp. Perks like Contractor can help you save plastic by reducing the cost of some of the items you craft.

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Before searching for plastic, make sure you equip perks like Scrapper to increase the number of components you get from scrapping items. You will also want to take advantage of workshops around the map like Gorge Junkyard so that you can extract junk. This will help increase the amount of plastic you get. Look for the following items as you search the wasteland:

  • Accordion
  • Anti Freeze Bottle
  • Antique Globe
  • Autopsy Board Game
  • Baby Rattle
  • Banjo
  • Bone Cutter
  • Bowling Ball
  • Breadbox
  • Broom
  • Cafeteria Tray
  • Cat Bowl
  • Cigarette Carton
  • Clean Broom
  • Clean Dog Bowl
  • Clean Globe
  • Clothing Iron
  • Coffee Pot
  • Cooking Oil
  • Coolant
  • Cue Ball
  • Dog Bowl
  • Eight Ball
  • Eleven Ball
  • Enamel Bucket
  • Enhanced Targeting Card
  • Fancy Hairbrush
  • Feather Duster
  • Fifteen Ball
  • Five Ball
  • Food Dehydrator
  • Four Ball
  • Fourteen Ball
  • Globe
  • Golf Ball
  • Hairbrush
  • Harmonica
  • Home Plate
  • Industrial Cleaner
  • Jangles
  • League Bowling Pin
  • Life Preserver
  • Nine Ball
  • One Ball
  • Pack of Cigarettes
  • Pen
  • Pepper Mill
  • Plastic Bowl
  • Plastic Fork
  • Plastic Knife
  • Plastic Plate
  • Plastic Pumpkin
  • Plastic Spoon
  • Rad Poker Board Game
  • Salt Shaker
  • Scissors Seven Ball
  • Shopping Basket
  • Six Ball
  • Snare Drum
  • Ten Ball
  • Thirteen Ball
  • Three Ball
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toy Alien
  • Toy Rocketship
  • Twelve Ball
  • Two Ball
  • Umbrella

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There are more items that are also variants of the ones on the list above that contain plastic. Now that you know which items to look out for, search the following areas for plastic:

  • Fort Defiance – The asylum contains a large number of cafeteria trays, toys, and IV bags that all contain plastic. Watch out for the large number of Ghouls in the area.
  • Morgantown High School – The school contains a large number of plastic items such as cafeteria trays. Many plastic items can be found in the gym.
  • Whitespring Golf Club – There are a large number of golf balls here that will get you plastic as well as various items scattered about the area.
  • Camden Park – An old amusement park that is filled with plastic items from trays to toys and much more.
  • Watoga High School – The cafeteria is filled with plastic utensils and trays that can get you upwards of 100 plastic.

As you search the wasteland, don’t forget that energy weapons can be scrapped to get plastic. Enemies like Super Mutants will carry energy weapons that you can collect once they are defeated.


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Aden Carter is a freelance writer for Gamepur who loves RPGs, and isn't afraid to face the most difficult of bosses. When he isn't gaming, he spends his time writing roleplaying game quests, kayaking, and enjoying nature.