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Plastics have become an integral part of our daily life and are used in almost all industries. They are synthetic or semi-synthetic polymers made from organic compounds. There are countless different plastics that differ in their properties and are optimized for specific applications.

Plastics have a number of positive properties, such as low weight, high formability and resistance to chemical influences. In addition, they can be shaped into almost any shape, which makes their processing in industry very flexible. Also, the cost of manufacturing plastics is often lower than other materials, making them an attractive alternative.

However, there are also disadvantages of plastics that must be taken into account during production, use and disposal. A major disadvantage is that they are often poorly biodegradable and can therefore contribute to environmental pollution. The use of plastics can also pose health risks, for example when they are used in food packaging or medical devices.

Nevertheless, due to their positive properties, plastics have an important place in modern society and are still used for many applications. However, in order to minimize the negative impact of plastics on the environment, innovative solutions are required, such as the development of biodegradable plastics or the improvement of the recycling of plastic waste.

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