Our Dangerous Addiction to Plastic

Plastic in its completely synthetic form has been around since the start of the 20th century with the invention of Bakelite. Its number of uses and the types of plastic created grew slowly before exploding into the mainstream during World War Two. In the 1950s and 60s, plastics entered the home and many saw an entirely plastic home as the future. In 1957, Disneyland introduced the Monsanta House of the Future that was entirely made of plastic. Even though there were a number of growing concerns with the discovery of plastic in oceans, this was considered a utopia where humans could create an…