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Modern Times and Plastic

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Sustainability | 2 comments

Modern Times and Plastic

Modern times is without plastic unimaginable. Anyone reading this web page, sits in front of a computer. Which, for the most part, is made of plastics. Plastic is found in every area of life of people, at work and at home. Plastic has, without doubt, crucial advantages compared to other materials. Crude oil is the raw material and can be used cheaply and varied. Plastic has a long life. Left to itself, it rots in about 300 years. In contrast, wood needs plenty of living space and needs decades...

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