Category: Plastic

Plastic comes from the Latin ‘plasticus’, and as an adjective means ‘easily shaped or moulded’. Plastics are polymers, chains of repeating molecules linked together. Due to this structure, most plastic names start with the word ‘poly’ meaning ‘many or much’.

While we believe that plastic alternatives are a must, and support initiatives to develop them, the reality is that plastic is here and will be for some time. Therefore, I say let’s try to better understand it, rather than ignore it or simply bash it. In the end, not all plastic is bad. Humanity has certainly benefited from it in some ways and you can even make arguments that support that it’s also been beneficial to the environment – although in very specific examples.

Tod Hardin – Plastic Oceans