I remember back in the early 70s as plastics where really coming into common usage for everything there was a panic about them lasting forever.
Then in the 80s everything plastic was basically considered to be very short term life (in terms of the human lifespan). I had heard that most (all?) plastics had been modified to make them break down.
Why can't we get those "good" plastics from the 70s anymore, and did they ever really exist or was it all a big scare tactic?