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Plastic is a material that is used in your daily life. You can find plastic in your toys, food containers, television, and computer. You can find plastics in your clothes, shoes, and even in your cars. In fact, we can find plastics in us! People as early as 1600 used organic polymers or plastics. Plastics are derived from the fossil fuels of petroleum and natural gas resources. The root of the word Plastic comes from the Latin word ‘plasticus’ which means to mold, and from the Greek words ‘plastikos’ and ‘plassein’ (to form). Take a look at the (Plastics’s Timeline to see the types of plastic production, uses, and environmental impact over the decades. As early as 1925, plastics began to describe emerging groups of compounds. Many people do not know that there are seven kinds of plastic.


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