We have heard much on the news lately that has demonized plastics but the versatile nature of these materials actually makes plastic products environmentally friendly in many ways.
For nearly 70 years, plastic has been one of the most used materials in the world. Used back in 1957 to make the first hula hoop, plastic can now be found in almost every industry across the world, from toys and fashion, to even being used in medicine to mimic haemoglobin in the blood.
Well…this is exactly what the tyre industry are trying to do. To reduce dependence on south-east Asian rubber trees, the industry is looking for more sustainable alternatives when it comes to creating rubber.
Since 2013 there have been considerable protests from companies, pressure groups and even American towns, to ban single-use plastic bottles.