It has been years since plastic was invented and they have gone on to perfect it time and time again. Yet, is plastic really helping us?
Throughout the years plastic has become a cheap substitutes for things such as gas tanks in cars, car parts, tools, portable plastic tool box trays, cups, and dishware, toys and other items as such.
Yes, you read that right plastic gas tanks, even some cars have those, they are suppose to be highly safe but still I would not want to ride in one of those and get in an accident.
Plastic has become the staple for everyday living, sports bottles, plastic bags, tupperware, and even in our clothes and beds. It has its good effects on the world in trying to preserve the ecosystem. But are we recycling everything, are we truly saving.
Since things have become cheaper, we use more. And those cheaper items are thrown away sooner. Therefore, adding up the numbers do you think we are saving in this cost effective solution that has been provided?
It seems that in an effort to save money, plastic is turning into a substitute that does not always cut it. How many times has your laundry basket handles cracked and maybe even cut you? How many times can a portable plastic tool box trays handled heave metal tools being dropped on them?
Not many. Yet, we buy them and they continue to produce them because of this. The product might weigh less, yet it does not last as long.
Very few plastic products are made for the long run and that is the problem. They have there reasons, to make plastic recyclable and cheap so that it might be a universal substitute for natural resources, but does it really help us and work in the long run? Now that is a question to ask yourself.