Versatility Of Plastic

Plastic has become a great material when used correctly. It has a lot of properties that other materials can't offer and has been widely used in all industries. For example, in automotive design, plastic is used in ways to improve safety, performance & fuel efficiency due to it being strong, mould-able & lightweight whilst also being non-conductive.

The benefits of plastic such as being waterproof, water-resistant, rust-free, hardwearing, durable, high heat-resistance, easily cleaned & recyclable.
Using plastic is also usually more cost-effective that other materials and can be reused many times over before needing to be replaced.

Things about plastic you may not know!​

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The most common plastic is polyethylene and can be found in things we use every day - grocery bags & bottles. 

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Although plastics don't easily biodegrade, some plastics "photodegrade" - where sunlight breaks the bonds in the polymers.

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Plastic drinking bottles are recycled into duvet fillings, insulation materials, compost bins, park benches and much more!

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A recycled product can go through the whole recycling and production process and be back on the shelf within a month as a new product.

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The most easily recycled plastics are PET and HDPE, followed by PVC and low-density polyethylene. Plastic can be good!

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You can get a discount on your drink at various coffee shops on the high street if you take a reusable cup - up to 50p!

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Plastic bags have been part of our everyday lives since their introduction in 1941. The UK now use 86% less since the 2014 levy. 

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Every year enough plastic is thrown away to circle the earth 4 TIMES! We should all do our bit to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

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