Will we eventually run out of plastic?

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Will we eventually run out of plastic?
« on: 02/06/2009 11:16:23 »
Will we eventually run out of plastic, given that plastics are oil-based?

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Offline Madidus_Scientia

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Will we eventually run out of plastic?
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2009 17:59:06 »
No, we can still synthesize oils and plastics if we need to, it'll just be alot harder than getting it for free out of the ground.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer-Tropsch

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Offline Yomi

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Will we eventually run out of plastic?
« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2009 18:15:35 »
Roughly saying that few thing man made which is supposed to be for ever one of them is plastics which contains large chains of polymers etc which is non biodegradable 
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