The plastic…

They are polymers, i.e. repeated compounds of molecules in a specific order. If molecules are added or removed, a synthetic polymer is formed.

Depending on the type of plastic, it lasts from 500 to 1000 years. This is a big problem since we choose and use single-use plastics and even bigger since we do not recycle them. 

  • is an artificial, disposable and synthetic material.
  • is a material that is malleable, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, strong and relatively cheap.
  • is chemical resistant, clear or transparent, coloured or dark and practically unbreakable and is the only material that stubbornly refuses to wear out.
  • It is even considered that plastics contributed to the evolution of our civilisation as we know it, as they not only made our everyday life easier, but without them we would not have films or even recorded sound.
  • But since 1980 there has been a big change. We went from the apotheosis of plastics to reflection.
  • Plastic bottles and disposable bags started to become a common sight on the streets and beaches.
  • The great popularity of plastics, their uncontrolled production and their non-recycling has brought about an environmental crisis.
  • The widespread use of plastic creates immeasurable environmental problems and risks to our health – especially the health of children