Plastic are strong, lightweight, electrical insulators and resistant to chemicals and they are generally cheaper than metal so these properties make them highly versatile materials for making numerous household and industrial goods.
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Plastic containers are preferred for storing food because of the following reasons:
• Plastic is non-reactive. It does not react with water and air. It is therefore, safe to keep food in plastic containers.
• Plastic is light, strong and durable and can be moulded into different shapes and sizes. It is cheaper than metals. It is widely used in making household items including food containers.
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plastic container seems more convenient then metal container, this is because of their light weight, price good strength and easy handling..