Although plastics have been around for about 100 years they are considered to be modern when compared to traditional materials like wood, stone, metal, glass and paper. In recent decades plastics have enabled numerous technological advancements, new design solutions, eco-performance enhancements and further cost-savings.
Nowadays, thanks to plastics, the only limitation for designers is their imagination. Diminishing natural and non-renewable resources, climate change and an ageing and growing population are some of the main challenges for society to rise up to. If plastics did not exist, we would probably need to invent to tackle thse issues.
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