Plastic refers to synthetic or semi-synthetic material made from a range of organic compounds that is reshapable by applying heat and pressure.
|Arguments in favor of||Arguments opposing|
|Plastics are simple to manufacture and lightweight.|
|Plastics are generally inexpensive to produce and easy to transport.||Low cost of plastics may cause their overusage and hence excessive plastic waste.|
|Plastics are durable and degrade slowly.|
|Plastics' durability and impermeability renders them very useful in various industries (e.g. packaging, construction, electronics and transportation).||Plastics' resistance to natural degradation causes persistance of their waste in nature for a significant amount of time.|