Infographic: Why do we use plastic?
by Keith McCauley
September 8, 2020, Updated October 28, 2022
We live in a wonderful age. Particularly given packaging history. And one of the most amazing inventions of our time is plastic. So why do we use plastic? To answer that take a long look back at what kind of containers we used to use. We've included some interesting facts and illustrations to show you why we've moved on (and in some cases, stayed with) certain types of containers.
What's even more exciting is to think about what the future holds. Or, in a twist of words, what will hold our future? What is the next great polymer? Maybe it won't even be a polymer. In the next 100 years, what will be the latest breakthrough in packaging technology?