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What is traditional plastic ?

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What is Plastic

What is traditional plastic


Plastic is a synthesized substance made to replace natural materials. It is composed of hydrocarbon molecules arranged in a long string. The important elements are Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen.


How long? 

Millions of molecules


In which conditions?

Because there are millions of molecules. Each day in its 500 years lifespan, the molecules slowly break apart. When the plastic is down to hundreds of thousands of molecules left, that’s when the degradation begins.