Plastic is one of those things that are so prevalent that you don’t even realize how much you are taking it for granted. Nearly everything these days contains some amount of plastic. In fact, without plastic it would barely be possible for you to read this article. Your computer, your phone, your TV, your car, almost all of your appliances, your toiletries, your school supplies, even your clothes. It all relies on plastic. Medicine, science, airplanes, the space shuttle…everything. It is one of those things that just sort of crept into our lives and now we can’t do without it. But what is plastic? It seems sort of obvious. It’s just…plastic. But really, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. First of all, did you know that plastic is basically an organic material? That’s right. Like you, me, and the gas in your car, it’s all based on carbon. Who knew one element could be so important right? And you thought you couldn’t live without oxygen (uh…you can’t!). So, for better or for worse, plastic has changed our lives. These are 25 important truths you never knew about plastic and how it changed our world!
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