10 advantages and disadvantages of plastics

Advantages of Plastic:

1 They are light in weight.
2 They are strong,good and cheap to produce.
3 They are unbreakable
4 Used to make - Water bottles, pens, plastic bags, cups etc.
5 They are good water resistant and have good adhesive properties.
6 They can be easily moulded and have a excellent finishing.
7 They are corrosion resistant.
8 They are chemical resistant
9 Plastic is used for building, construction, electronics, packaging  and transportation industries.
10 They are odourless.

Disadvantages of Plastic:

1 They are non renewable resources.
2 They produce toxic fumes when burnt.
3 They are low heat resistant and poor ductility.
4  They are non biodegradable.
5 They harm the environment by choking the drains.
6 The poisonous gaseous product produced by the decomposition plastic can causes CANCER
7 They are embrittlement at low temperature and deformation at high pressure.
8 The recycling of plastic is not cost effective process and even more expensive compare to its manufacturing.
9 Plastic materials like plastic bags are mostly end up as harmful waste in landfill which may pollute the environment and threatening our health.
10 The biodegradation of plastic takes 500 to 1,000 years

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