Plastic or wood ?!

 European Anti-Plastic Law

Often a person, engaged by solving a problem, unwittingly creates a new one. He starts to solve the second problem, because the first does not seem significant to him. That’s all! Thus, the circle is closed, everything is messed up… Is it a familiar situation? But, generally, the solution in such cases is simple and does not require grandiose ideas and huge investments.

Can you imagine that even such aproblem as planet pollution is no exception? In this case, everything follows the same pattern. One day they began to introduce plastic products everywhere supposedly to save trees from cutting…. some time passed, a lot of plastic waste was generated, and in panic people decided to cut down trees again. Thus it was decided to make paper disposable dishes and stirring sticks again!

The modern world is arranged in such way that, whether we want it or not, enterprises will produce a huge amount of materials, which immediately become unnecessary as soon as they reach their consumer. As packaging or container, for example: any product we buy, whether in a supermarket or on a market, requires packaging. Previously, paper packaging was more popular, but gradually they began to introduce plastic. Nowadays plastic surrounds us everywhere, but is that so bad? Paper packaging is, of course, more eco friendly, but how many trees die so that we can buy a carton of milk or get a pie wrapped in a paper converter in a cafe?! Such paper is not recycled unlike plastic. In addition, paper production is quite expensive for enterprises, because the cellulose production process is not simple. Plastic production, on the other hand, is cheap. And it can be recycled several times. It’s only important to learn how to do it properly. If people had been puzzled about solving this issue before, now we would not have had to deal with the consequences. Simply? I’m sure you’ll say, “Yes!”

However, time is missed and the problem exists. Now it is important to make a decision as soon as possible… Have you heard that the Pacific garbage spot has reached incredible sizes? One of the main reasons was mass use of disposable plastic dishes without subsequent processing. Why did this happen? We can only assume. Perhaps it is all about a huge number of positive qualities and advantages of this material, on the one hand, which allowed it to become mass, and its low cost, on the other hand, which makes it difficult to establish the process of its disposal. Let’s make some arguments.

So, what’s good about plastic?

1.The use of plastic reduces deforestation, besides cellulose production is not so eco friendly process.

2.Most plastic can be recycled many times, as well as aluminium and glass containers.

3.Plastic is characterized by high mechanical strength and wear resistance.

4.Plastic is elastic, which makes it possible to manufacture articles and details of the most complex shapes, and with minimal time and forces, for example, by plastic injection method.

5.Plastic products can be given almost any texture and texture, as well as color.

6.Quality plastic is hypoallergenic, and mass colored plastic does not stain products unlike it happens, for example, using color paper plates.

7.Plastic does not enter into chemical reactions with  most known substances.

8. Plastic container can be used at temperatures from -30°C to +40°C.

9.There is no need to wash disposable tableware, which reduce the use of detergents.

10. Plastic products is a less suitable environment for bacteria reproduction, than wood and paper products.

11. Plastic products, for example – packing, do not deform, decay and do not soak under the influence of moisture or steam.

This list can be continued because plastic – is a really great material! It is easy, inexpensive, long used, not breaking, it is capable to easily take any form. Using various reagents and additives, it is possible to change plastic characteristics whereby nowadays there are several tens of plastic types. We should only responsibly do this valuable material processing, and adopt the relevant laws. But for this purpose, first of all, the correct and universal plastic utilization is necessary! And then it will not irritate all and collect in the World Ocean.

And in this way we will be able to keep thousands of trees from cutting!