Plastic

A plastic material is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural.

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Famous quotes containing the word plastic:

    The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
    Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918)

    The site of the true bottomless financial pit is the toy store. It’s amazing how much a few pieces of plastic and paper will sell for if the purchasers are parents or grandparent, especially when the manufacturers claim their product improves a child’s intellectual or physical development.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century)

    And I threw a little earth
    on the pink coffin
    covered by the fake plastic grass
    and said O.K., God,
    if it’s the end of the world,
    it must be necessary.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)