Types of Plastic We Use For Everyday Life

Plastic has become part and parcel of our everyday life. Because of their wide range of applications, we now can use plastics for basically anything. From our sleeping bed to office chairs, everywhere, plastic is assuring its place.

Before we talk about this subject anymore, let’s address the elephant in the room first. And that is the effect of plastic consumption.

Plastic is a material that cannot be resolved by nature quickly, like any other material. Although some particular kinds of plastics available are degradable, I am talking about the normal ones.

The fact is, plastics are meant to be recycled multiple times. This is one of the significant advantages of plastic that it has a long life cycle, and in different steps of their cycle, they are used for various goods and items.

The problem with that is, often, we treat plastic as a piece of paper. When the use of one plastic item is over, we throw it away. And this is where the problem occurs. They aren’t meant to be thrown away in your dustbin or the ocean. They are intended to be recycled. If we look at the bright side, plastic material makes our life a lot easier. And it helped us save a lot of trees. We now use plastics for goods that are traditionally made out of woods.

And the lifespan and durability of plastic goods are way more than wood materials. Thus plastic helped save us a ton of trees over the years. All we have to do is make proper use of plastic and be more careful about recycling.

Now the technical parts are out of the way; it’s time to see how we use plastics in our everyday lives. When we started writing this article, we were confused about what to include and whatnot. Because we’re surrounded by plastics.

While I am writing this article, I am sitting on a plastic chair, typing on a plastic keyboard, looking at a plastic framed monitor, moving the cursor with plastic made mouse, and from time to time drinking water from a plastic water bottle. Iconic, huh?

Where do I start? So we’ve decided to include the most everyday used plastic material in this guide. So without any more talking, let’s see what some of those are:

Furniture

The first thing that comes into my mind when I think of plastic is furniture. It’s not that all of my furniture is plastic chair mat and acrylic furniture which is made of clear acrylic sheet (well, they mostly are). The reason I love plastic furniture is that they help us save a lot of trees. Otherwise, some companies use the frosted polycarbonate sheet for wall protector.

Here, you need to know the difference polycarbonate sheet VS Acrylic Sheet.

Doors, Windows and skylights

This is another everyday use of plastics in our home. Especially for windows and skylight dome, polycarbonate sheet is a must.

It’s nearly impossible to have no plastics in your kitchen. Just go to your kitchen and look around. You’ll see at least 30% of all the products in your kitchen is made out of plastics.

And ironically, a lot of the tools we use for gardening are made out of plastic.

Bags, wrappers, take out containers and cutlery

These goods cause the most pollution out of plastic. Every product that is made out of plastic should be recycled and reused. Please be careful when you’re using these products.

Plastic mugs and Bottles

plastic mugs are becoming widely popular nowadays. However, we’ve been using plastic bottles for ages.

Toys and Showpieces

Almost 90% of child toys are made of plastic, you’ll hardly find toys and the screen of game machine.

Boats and kayak

We use plastics for boats or kayaks. Because unlike other materials, plastic can float better on the water and also has better durability. This is what boat owners choose plastic boats for their needs. Recently plastic clear kayak are also trending because of their sharp looks and see-through ability.

Electronic Devices

Almost all electronic products are made of plastic. Look around you, starting from your electric sockets and plugs to your computers and air conditions; everything is made with plastic materials.

Security

Strong plastics are used for a lot of security purposes. Armed forces use plastic products like riot shields, sticks, helmets, and other products.

In today’s world, plastics are like air. We have to live and breathe plastic. From our shirt buttons and mobile phone to aerospace, plastic is widely used. Plastic has made our life so much easier. We must make the proper use of plastic. We’ll have to ensure that we’re getting the most benefit out of plastics, and on the other hand, we’re not harming the environment.

Otherwise, plastic is used widely in agriculture and construction industry.

To know the application Of Polycarbonate in the greenhouse.

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End Note

Now, you know some information about the plastic sheets, but you also need to know about the plastic fabrication method.

Now it’s time to hear from you. What plastic products do you use the most? Let us know in the chatbox. We love to hear from our customers and hear feedback from our blog.

If you’re new here, let’s introduce ourselves. UV Plastic is the leading manufacturer in world-class acrylic and polycarbonate plastic products. If you’re a buyer or sourcing agent, just like plastic, UV Plastic can make your life a heck of a lot easier. We welcome everyone to visit our website and see what unique products we have to offer for the world.

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