Metal: Plastic materials are now used in the production of safe, robust, yet lighter containers, including buckets, vehicle parts, pipes, etc.

Latex: Resin-based materials have now replaced natural rubber in electrical insulation, tires, water pipe seals, brake pads, etc.

Silk, cotton and wool: Nylon TM replaced silk in WWII, allowing for the industrial production of parachutes. Nowadays, all kinds of plastic fibers allow for more affordable and technical clothes.

Leather and furs: Plastic materials and fibers are used in textile industries to produce synthetic leather and fake fur, preventing impacts on wild life and energy expenditures resulting from animal breeding.

Part.5 - Plastics sustainability


Using plastics rather than natural ressources

The very origin of plastics industries was motivated by the need to find alternatives to natural resources so to preserve them.

Today, plastics aren’t just one material, but a large family of materials, each designed to meet specific needs.