Do you know what are 8 countries that export the most plastic in the world? Stay with me while we find out the answer to this question.
The plastic industry is on the rise for years and there is no sight of decreasing any time soon. If you would look around you in this moment, how many plastic pieces would you count? 10? 15?
Manufacturers use plastic for all kinds of different products. From basic kitchen supplies such as bowls, and even cups, knives, forks, and spoons, to more expensive and better quality plastic pieces such as the ones for your car. In every child’s box of toys, the majority of toys are made of plastics. Tiny trucks and cars, phones, cubes, baskets, hoops, dolls, music instruments, or even drawing kits. And, of course, furniture and tiny pieces for the garden, such as tables and chairs, vases, sprinkles, and flower fences.
But why are people so obsessed with buying things made of plastic? First of all, because they are a lot cheaper than if they were made of different material, and the purpose and usage are equal. Even if they break, people won’t be sorry because all of those things are easily replaceable, especially the ones that are supposed to be broken or threw away some day. And this doesn’t mean that these products have a bad quality. There are some things that are made of soft plastic that can be broken in a bit, but no one is crazy enough to use soft plastic that it is used for one-term dishes for making chairs for kids. Even though some things are made of plastic, they still can be used for a couple of years at least. And they are also specifically appropriate for people who have kids, because even if something falls down, it won’t break, which means that their child can’t be harmed.
Before you take a look at the list, can you guess by yourself which country produces and exports the most plastic in the world? There is no way that you were wrong because we all know that almost every plastic thing that we take in our hands is made in China. To be more occurring, China is exporting about 27.2% of the total world’s export. In every Chinese store, you can find everything you wish for, from toys to a house and car equipment, and even clothes. But most of the things that are in those stores, if you don’t count clothes are made of plastic. Who knows, Chinese people are sometimes innovative too much, maybe they will find the way to make some plastic skirt. I am just kidding. Don’t, please. But as far as everything else is concerned, there is no other place where you can find better things for the lowest price than in some Chinese store.
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