University Chemistry ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (7): 61-69.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202207116

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Do not Be Scared at the Mere Mention of Plastic

Jianan Zhang, Chunwang Yi()   

  • Received:2022-07-25 Accepted:2022-09-05 Published:2022-11-07
  • Contact: Chunwang Yi


Plastics are of great significance to the development of modern society. They have brought great convenience to human life, although safety problems and ecological environmental crises have arisen due to the improper production and overuse of plastics, making people change their countenance when discussing plastic. In this study, an anthropomorphic method was adopted to popularize the classification and precautions of common plastics. Through reviewing the remarkable plastic safety events and causes in recent years, the impact of plastics on the ecological environment was further analyzed. In addition, the scientific methods for solving all current problems were considered.

Key words: Plastics, Classification, Safety issues, Ecological crisis, Recycling