Plastic household products are the current tread of a number of reporters and environmental organizations. Plastic is a favorite household product in Malaysia because it provides durability, ease of cleaning, and transportation which can otherwise be difficult with other products with traditional materials such as glass or wood. The annual production of plastic household products has risen from 500 million pieces to 5 billion pieces since 1980, and the amount used by each person has reached 16 kg per year. In 1990, plastic products accounted for 70% of the total production of household plastics in Malaysia.
Plastic products are usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a polymer compound that contains chlorine. Below are some of the plastic products commonly used by every household in Malaysia:
Rolling plastic laundry basket
A laundry basket made of plastic is preferable because it can be easily cleaned by simply wiping the dirt off with a damp cloth. A potential disadvantage of this product is that the dirt may absorb into the coaster inside.
Industrial plastic baskets
Industrial baskets are very sturdy and can contain heavy objects. Although it may be difficult to clean, industrial baskets are made more durable and long lasting.
In Malaysia, storage boxes are considered essential due to the lack of closet space found in many Malaysian homes. Plastic boxes are preferable because they can be used to store a wide range of objects and are relatively economical.
A premium armchair is a plastic chair that has the appearance of wood. The stability and comfort of these chairs are dependent on whether they are well balanced.
2 Tiers Slim Storage Plastic Cabinet
A 2 Tiers slim storage cabinet is a plastic cabinet that has the appearance of wood. This type of storage can be used as a wardrobe or simply to store clothes. This type of storage has the advantage of being able to collapse into a small size, saving space when it is not used.
3 Tiers Serving Cart
A three-tier serving cart is advantageous because it can store many items in a small amount of space. It also keeps the kitchen more organized because items such as plates are stored.
Handy Step Dustbin
A dustbin is plastic storage that has the appearance of metal. The advantage of this type of storage is that it can be washed after use and can be used to store different types of garbage.
5 Tiers Storage Plastic Cabinet
A 5-tier storage cabinet is made of plastic and has the appearance of wood. This type of storage can be used to store clothes, shoes, towels, and other things of a similar size. It has many advantages such as being able to store many items that are within the width of the storage.
A food cover is a transparent plastic material that has the appearance of glass. This type of storage covers the food in order to protect it from dust and insects. This type of storage has the advantage that dust and dirt can be easily cleaned by wiping with a wet cloth.
DIY Storage Cabinet
This type of storage cabinet is a DIY plastic product that has the appearance of wood. This type of storage is advantageous because it can be designed to meet the needs of individual users.
A security container made of plastic is an advantage because it can be used to store valuables.
Plastic products are commonly used in Malaysia due to the advantage of being able to be cleaned easily. Because they are made of plastic, they can be designed to look like wood, glass, or metal.