The mass production of plastic has led to a lot of problems with the environment. Specifically, plastics in agriculture science have led to many creative solutions. In this article, we are going to take a look at how plastic has been used in nature.
The first thing that’s important to note is that plastic has been used in human society for thousands of years. An early example of plastic use would be the Olmecs using natural plastic to make balls to be played with. Although plastic has been around for a while, technological advances have made the production of plastic much faster.
Plastic is created by pumping oil and natural gas from the earth. When these resources go to the factory their makeup of them gets changed around until you have plastic.
A problem with plastic is that a lot of plastic products are not able to be broken down. This leads to a lot of pollution around the world. The issues surrounding plastic have led society to take creative approaches when it comes to the use of plastic.
One piece of good news about plastic use, is that scientists are finding different organisms that can break down plastic. Possibly giving another solution to the problem.