What are plastics? Name any five commonly used articles made of plastics.

Plastic is a polymer like a synthetic fibre. The arrangement of units in a plastic can be linear or cross-linked. Plastic articles are available in all possible shapes and sizes. It can be easily moldable and can be shaped in any form. It can be recycled, reused, coloured, melted and can be rolled into sheets or made into wires. Plastic is used to manufacture toys, combs, containers, utensils and electrical switches.