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history of plastic

Plastic: From birth to bans

Plastic was, at first, invented to stop the slaughter of elephants. Elephant tusks were in high demand for ivory-based billiard balls – and to stop poaching of elephants, a new material was needed. But it has gone from a marvel to a menace, in a way few could have foreseen. The birth of plastic The first successful plastic, celluloid, was made in 1869. However, it wasn’t until the end of World War II that plastic became widespread and ubiquitous – ...
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