Synthesis:the combination of two or more parts by design or natural process.
Synthetic materials used for plant containers are usually known as plastic or polyester.
The word plastic evolved form the Greek word plastikos meaning suitable for moulding.
The word plastic often had connotations of ‘cheapness’ and poor quality, and this
may have been due to low quality plastic being used in imported toys. Some plastic
plant containers are much more economical to buy that a similar sized container in
a different material but this is due to the ease of manufacture as opposed
to material costs. Modern plastics are used in a large range of consumer goods
including the inside of luxury vehicles. 2009 saw the introduction of the Boeing
787 with the skin being made entirely from plastic composites with plastics making
up 50% of the materials used in the plane. The plastics weigh less than aluminium
and will thus reduce fuel costs. Apart from a cost advantage, metal style plastic
planters are very tough, extremely light and easy to handle, can be used indoors
and outdoors and will never deteriorate.