Plastic is a versatile and durable substance which is widely taken for granted. There are several different kinds of plastics, all with various applications. Since they are light, durable, mouldable, hygienic and inexpensive to produce, plastics have become a common sight in our every day lives. What isn't so common is what they are made out of: fossil fuels. As non-renewable resources, we need to be very careful of how we use fossil fuels and not recycling plastics is a terrible waste of a limited resource.