Stop a minute, look around and you will find we live in a world ruled by plastic. Prejudicially hated by many as a symbol of cheapness and pollution, plastic is actually much loved by designers, who have used it to create sinuous and colourful objects that now grace the world’s most fashionable museums. But plastic’s rehabilitation does not only regard the aesthetic realm. It is also a material with well-deserved social value, thanks to its numberless applications in the field of medicine. This documentary shows sophisticated applications benefiting those who suffer from ailments ranging from allergies to permanent handicaps. And that’s not all. Plastics are now biodegradable; they can be used to make new textiles with fascinating optical properties; there is even a type of plastic that can conduct electricity. So much for the limited properties we have always attributed to it! The time has come to completely change our worn-out image of plastic, a material that has been in our lives for over a hundred years and will play a bigger and bigger role in the future.