When Plastic was Fantastic

A poem that reflects on the fall from grace of the use of plastics. 

When Plastic was Fantastic 

When plastic was fantastic

It was all the rage

Thought it was the future 

A material here to stay

We loved the fact that straws could bend

Could be made clear, coloured and curly

Fish and chips in newspapers

Replaced by takeaways in trays

Drinks in plastic bottles

So easy to discard

Glass bottled milk

No longer clink clink

Gone forever almost extinct. 

We thought this was the future

We certainly didn’t foresee 

That all this crap 

Would eventually 

End up in the sea. 

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