Plastics flooded the consumer market in the 1950's
Plastics revamped the consumer market with cheap, disposable versions of everyday products.
Plastic materials were first synthesized in labs in an attempt to create a material that could be used to make billiard balls. billiard balls were traditionally made of ivory.
Plastic was first mass produced to create war goods during the second world war.
Post war manufacturers targeted consumer goods creating the plastic economy we know today.