Plastic has become almost ubiquitous in the modern world, particularly when it comes to packaging. Take a moment to think just how many things in your home are stored in some type of plastic container. Odds are that you can’t even begin to estimate. There’s a reason that plastics injection molding is such a thriving industry. Plastic is versatile enough that there are few things that it can’t be used to store. It can provide rigidity, flexibility, or a combination of both.

Chances are that you don’t stop to think twice if you drop a plastic jar of peanut butter or just manage to squeeze a bag of frozen veggies into your freezer. Plastics companies are always improving on the packaging of the products we use every day. The fact that most people rarely notice or consider these advantages shows the extent to which plastic is entrenched in our lives.