In human history, periods of time have been defined by materials that made the biggest impact on society. We have gone through Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, and have now come to a whole new chapter. There is no doubt plastic has revolutionized our lives since it's invention based on a synthetic polymer in 1907. There certainly is an enormous amount of advantages that comes with plastics. On the downside, there is no place in our world's oceans, that is not contaminated by plastics and the consequences are inestimable.