Why synthetic materials are gradually replacing the natural products?We require to use many things in our day-to-day life. Long ago, humankind used only natural materials like cotton, wool, silk, wood, and other agricultural and forest produce. But nowadays, we find that more and more synthetic materials like plastics, synthetic rubber, synthetic fibers, cement, metal alloys, etc., are used.
What may be the reason for this trend? Are materials manufactured in the factories superior to natural products? Has the human population increased so much that naturally occurring products are becoming inadequate? Has humankind already disturbed the natural balance to the point of no return?
What are your observations in this regard?