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Marvellous plastic: Why demonise a great invention which has benefited us so much?

It is the beginning of Plastic Free July.

No doubt, all well meaning citizens, keen to be “part of the solution” as the promo material puts it, are not buying plastic bottles of water.

  • Steve Evans
  • The Canberra Times

They are looking askance at anyone who even dreams of a plastic straw.

They will be buying veggies without plastic wrapping at the supermarket and carrying them home in a nice re-usable hessian bag.

But I am sceptical.

There is no argument that using a long-lasting substance like plastic just once and then throwing it away is wasteful.

But demonising a…

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