Today we were discussing fossil fuels and how they form. You may recall that I referred to fossil fuels as "trapped sunlight." Fossil fuels come from the remains of plants and animals that have died off millions of years ago. All living organisms on this planet (with the possible exception of some bacteria that live at the bottom of the oceans) depend on sunlight energy to grow and live.
We do not only use fossil fuels as an energy source. We also convert some of it to make plastic. The invention of artificial plastics had a damaging effect on the environment because most plastics break down very slowly, so they remain in landfills and are dangerous to wildlife. However, the invention of plastics also affected the environment in many positive ways. Write a paragraph describing some of the positive qualities to plastic.