Future's Plastic!, The

Richard Hollingham tells the history, science and future of plastics through the writings of a pioneer of the industry - his own grandfather.

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0120051229Richard Hollingham tells the history, science and future of plastics through the writings of a pioneer of the industry - his own grandfather.He charts the rise of plastics from chemical curiosity to Bakelite radio.
02 LAST20060105In the 1950s, plastic became a cheap material for mass production.|Today, there are many layers of it around our supermarket shopping and mountains of it at disposal sites.|Richard Hollingham asks if recycling can stem the flood and looks at how plastic is becoming a key component in high-tech industry and aerospace.