In modern days, plastics are used for various functions; they are used as packing bags, in electronics, clothes among others uses. Plastic is any organic material that when heated and pressure applied, it can expand and after it has been cooled it retains that shape it had been subjected to. The first plastic that can be put in good use was called, celluloid, it was discovered in 1869 by American inventor John W. Hyatt. However, plastic only came to be of use in 1909, when American chemist L. H. Baekeland produced Bakelite (Kinnane, 2002). Plastic is a polymer of molecular mass which can be in natural or artificial form. In most cases petroleum and natural gases are the raw material used to make plastic. There are numerous advantages that plastics have on human life as well as some dangers that it poses to human life. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using plastic in day to day life.
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