Petrochemicals define all aspects of modern world

06/11/2010 | Google

The modern world is created by petrochemicals, with oil and gas behind most things that we wear, eat, drive or use. Kevin Swift, the director of economics and statistics for the American Chemistry Council, describes a bottle of shampoo as the perfect example of how oil- and gas-based products monopolize our world: the bottle, the cap, the label, the ink and glue on the label, even the shampoo itself, are all made of plastic or some kind of chemical. "A bottle of shampoo is about 100% chemistry," Swift says.

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