Invention of Plastics

Plastics were invented nearly 100 years ago, purely by accident and then someone discovered that they could make very fine but very strong thread using a polymer called Nylon.

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Dangers of Plastic PollutionĀ 

Different human health problems are caused by ingesting plastics with the air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat. Plastics also are a serious environmental concern as they destroy our Oceans and marine life.

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Use of plastics

Due to their low cost, ease of manufacture, versatility, and imperviousness to water, plastics are used in lots of products of different sizes, including paper clips and spacecraft. They have replaced traditional materials, such as wood, stone, horn and bone, leather, metal, glass, and ceramic. Most plastics are made from petroleum based chemical reactions.

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