• Banana car

    Plastic is one of mankind's great inventions. It's more or less impossible to get by in the modern world without owning or using something made from one type of plastic or another - from the computer you're reading this on to food packaging and beyond. Cars, too. Have a quick think about the car sitting outside your house and how much of it is constructed from plastics of some sort. The engine bay and interior will be full of them. If you happen to drive a Smart ForTwo, even much of the bodywork is constructed from plastic. Bottom line: Plastics are big business. The only trouble is, they...

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