The Secret Life of Plastics (MPBN)

iStock_000030904694SmallThe line was laughable when people first heard Mr. McGuire tell The Graduate’s lead character, Benjamin, that “there’s a great future in plastics.” Now, a few decades removed from the 1960s release of the film, we see that he may have been right. Plastics are some of those everyday objects that we see right through in our daily lives (no pun intended), though they encase our salads, sandwiches, sodas, and so much more. Not only that, but all aspects of the various types of plastic packaging we use are well thought out, from anti-fog coating to micro-perforations that keep salad leaves fresh, to the use of waste products like whey protein to try and combat the environmental impact of all that plastic.

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