Why can't we ban plastics?


For starters, materials scientists would finally be pai […]

For starters, materials scientists would finally be paid more than computer programmers, as it should be already. Materials scientists would have to create a replacement material that is light, preferably (but not necessarily) transparent, has a high fracture resistance over a wide temperature range, is not water soluble, is relatively easy to produce, capable of being molded into infinite shapes, has very low manufacturing costs, can preferably be microwavable, and does not require a material that could potentially become scarce.

Oh, and it needs to be available worldwide by tomorrow.

In other words, the world would figure out how many desirableplastic ism mould properties that polymers possess, and how ridiculously hard it is to find a material that can replace them without becoming another environmental wrecking ball. Every college, even dental schools, would add a materials science department to their campus.

While materials scientists work to save the world from itself, and all polymers were banned (except stents made from polymers). a vicious underground market would pop up, cats and dogs would start living together, and mad shaming of polymer suppliers would begin on unsocial media. Life would be a struggle at first as all the ridiculous packaging material would stop tagging along with any on-line purchase, and parchment paper manufacturers would become billionaires over night. I am trying to completely eliminate the purchase of anything made from a polymer from stores, including grocery stores, and it is as difficult as buying food that has no added sugar in it. However, the world would survive until the brilliant materials scientists of this world produced a replacement material, and would be treated like the true godsplastic pet mould that we are. Statues would be made in our likeness, placed in parks named after us…… and as it is written, so it shall be.