Recently though, China has imposed restrictions on foreign trash and become pickier about what types of plastics it will accept.
The ocean is filled with lots of contaminants, such as plastics, oil, and extra carbon.
Even with body parts taken off ledger, there is undeniably a lot of dough in plastics.
The creator of 'Mean Mad Men' Tumblr imagines Betty and Don Draper as the plastics.
Factory workers told journalists that they manufactured underwear and plastics in two separate sections of the factory.
It was to achieve enough money to permit the building of a dream, a laboratory of research in plastics.
Even the ruined motors looked as though they were made of plastics.
From what was left of their hangar, their planes were made of plastics—not a piece of metal in them.
I have been working on this for months with a plastics company.
With the third blow the plastics cell cracked and the lignin poured out, a syrupy curtain sliding down.
1630s, "capable of shaping or molding," from Latin plasticus, from Greek plastikos "able to be molded, pertaining to molding, fit for molding," also in reference to the arts, from plastos "molded, formed," verbal adjective from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). Surgical sense of "remedying a deficiency of structure" is first recorded 1839 (in plastic surgery). Meaning "made of plastic" is from 1909. Picked up in counterculture slang with meaning "false, superficial" (1963). Plastic explosive (n.) attested from 1894.
plastic plas·tic (plās'tĭk)
Capable of being shaped or formed.
Easily influenced; impressionable.
Capable of building tissue; formative.
Noun Any of numerous substances that can be shaped and molded when subjected to heat or pressure. Plastics are easily shaped because they consist of long-chain molecules known as polymers, which do not break apart when flexed. Plastics are usually artificial resins but can also be natural substances, as in certain cellular derivatives and shellac. Plastics can be pressed into thin layers, formed into objects, or drawn into fibers for use in textiles. Most do not conduct electricity well, are low in density, and are often very tough. Polyvinyl chloride, methyl methacrylate, and polystyrene are plastics. See more at thermoplastic, thermosetting.
Adjective Capable of being molded or formed into a shape.