The invention of plastics was one of the most important discoveries of the past century, revolutionising the way things are made, stored, and packaged. This book tells the story of plastics, from the science behind their creation, to their use across all aspects of society. You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Plastic! is part of the new science and technology strand within the internationally acclaimed You Wouldn't Want to Be series, created and designed by David Salariya.
Ian Graham studied applied physics at the City University, London. Since becoming a freelance author and journalist, he has specialised in science and technological subjects.