Hi again Tim. We’re getting into ridiculous semantics here… I don’t see how something being non malleable makes it not a plastic. Synthetic latex is still derived from petroleum by-products and an elastomer is just a classification for a flexible plastic. Here are my sources. https://www.sleepez.com/blogs/latex-mattress-buyers-guide/what-is-synthetic-latex
But yes lets move on to your point. I totally agree with you that the consumers are the problem. That is the underlying point of the article. I said within the first few paragraphs that plastic has numerous invaluable uses in modern society. It is the individual that needs to take stock of their actions and the problems that arise from the desire to not be inconvenienced. It is the responsibility of each of us to try our best not to push these problems onto other people or hopeful new technologies. Peace.