17 Interesting Plastic Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-23 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

17 Interesting plastic facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random plastic facts.

1. In Canada, milk can be sold in plastic bags and jugs
2. Plastic bags are better for the environment than paper bags. The manufacturing process for paper bags takes more energy.
3. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists.
4. Plastic bags = More environment friendly than paper bags. The manufacturing process for paper bags takes more energy.
5. Does anyone else have a plastic bag full of plastic bags in their house, or is it just me?
6. In Beijing, you can buy your subway tickets by recycling plastic bottles in designated vending machines.
7. Leatherback turtles eat jellyfish, and unfortunately plastic bags too by mistake
8. 60, 000 plastic bags are used in the U.S. every five seconds.
9. Thousands of marine creatures die every year from mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.
10. Yogurt tastes denser and more expensive when eaten with a plastic spoon.
11. In the movie Poltergeist, they used real skeletons. When asked why it was a simple answer, "they were cheaper than the plastic ones."
12. The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
13. The plastic tips on shoelaces are called "aglets".
14. An 'aglet' is the plastic or metal tip of a shoelace.
15. Cellophane is not made of plastic. It is made from a plant fiber, cellulose, which has been shredded and aged.
16. The Australian $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic.
17. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones.
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