Plastic refers to synthetic or semi-synthetic material made from a range of organic compounds that is reshapable by applying heat and pressure.

Arguments in favor of Arguments opposing
Plastics are simple to manufacture and lightweight.
Plastics are generally inexpensive to produce and easy to transport. Low cost of plastics may cause their overusage and hence excessive plastic waste.
Plastics are durable and degrade slowly.
Plastics' durability and impermeability renders them very useful in various industries (e.g. packaging, construction, electronics and transportation). Plastics' resistance to natural degradation causes persistance of their waste in nature for a significant amount of time.

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