The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Plastic

- Sep 20, 2017-

         Plastic is very useful because it can be coloured, melted, shaped, squashed, rolled into sheets or made into fibres plastics. Plastic also are hygienic and it is not poison to our bodies. Plastic is used made ropes that are very strong and fishing lines, glues and paints. But it also has advantages and disadvantages. 


·         Do not rot or corrode in air or water

·         Can be used as insulators as they do not conduct heat or electricity

·         Relatively cheap and can be moulded into any shape

·         Lighter than wood, metal or glass

·         Can be made very strong


·         Do not rot and so are difficult to dispose of

·         Some type catch fire easily

·         Cheap to produce and so are often thrown away

·         Once released into the environment they can harm wildlife

·         Their manufacture uses up non- renewable