Attenborough on Plastic Oceans

 

The trouble with plastic: it just ain’t plastic enough! Especially in the biological sense:

plastic |ˈplastik|nouna synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form.• informal credit cards or other types of plastic card that can be used as money he pays with cash instead of with plastic.adjectivemade of plastic plastic bags.• looking or tasting artificial long-distance flights with their plastic food she smiled a little plastic smile.(of substances or materials) easily shaped or molded rendering the material more plastic.• (in art) of or relating to molding or modeling in three dimensions, or producing three-dimensional effects.• (in science and technology) of or relating to the permanent deformation of a solid without fracture by the temporary application of force.• offering scope for creativity the writer is drawn to words as a plastic medium.• Biology exhibiting adaptability to change or variety in the environment.


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