© istockphoto [dim_it:pic_desc]By the way: even though the majority of all synthetic materials is still produced from crude oil and natural gas, renewable raw materials like corn mare increasingly utilized. Fossil resources are simply too limited for the plastics industry to solely rely on them. However, without plastics, experts say, the future is not possible: This is the material of the 21st century. (Photo: istockphoto)[/dim_it:pic_desc]