Plastic has improved our world in numerous ways. In the last few decades itself, plastic has been replacing expensive and valuable materials for everyday use. Furthermore, it has proved time and again to be more energy-efficient, cost-effective, and safer to use. Let us look at five incredible ways of how plastic has improved our lives.
1) Protects From Injuries
One of the most important things plastic has done for us is keeping us safe. It is widely used in bike helmets, construction and sports helmets to protect us from severe head injuries. Kevlar, which is a type of plastic with high tensile strength, is used in bulletproof vests to protect police officers from incoming fire. Plastic is also used to make childproof packaging that helps in keeping children safe from injuring themselves.
2) Makes Travel Energy-efficient
Plastic is widely used in the construction of transportation because it is lightweight, durable, and resistant. It has drastically changed the transport industry and the change is noticeable in automobiles in particular. Plastics make 10% of the average vehicle total weight and over 50% of the volume. Plastics such as reinforced carbon fiber immensely reduce the weight of cars. Reduced weight means that vehicles require less fuel, which in turn is beneficial to the environment.
3) Keeps Food Fresh
Oxygen and other gases cause natural deterioration of food over time. This is where plastic can be used as a protective barrier as it can seal off gases for extensive periods. Plastic also acts as a biological barrier as it does not allow germs and bacteria to breed and spread. Thus, keeping food fresh and safe to consume.
4) Saves Money
If you want to save money, opt for plastic furniture and kitchenware. They are lightweight and comparatively cheaper to other materials. Another major benefit is that they don’t corrode or become weak with time. Using plastics for household furniture and appliances is a good way to ensure that you save money in the long run.
5) Improves Health
Plastic has been used extensively in the medical industry over the last decade. Plastic heart valves and knee and hip joints have helped make patient’s lives more comfortable and in some cases even saved lives. Plastic is also used in capsules to ensure correct dosage release in the body over time. In addition, plastic eyeglass, contact lenses and eyeglass frames have helped visually impaired people see again.
Plastics have now become an important part of our society and will continue to improve our lives in countless ways. If you are in the plastic industry, then Plastivision is a great platform for you to showcase your product range and network with industry professionals. Book your booth today!