Plastic, which was once regarded as convenient and versatile, has actually become one of the biggest environmental problems of our time.
As an Active ecologist and re -cycler this comes as no surprise to me ..but it is amazing how many people still think that plastic is recycled at a far higher percentage ….but they rely on the fact it is placed into a recycling center ..and then forget about the problem ….
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
About 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year. In the US alone, about 30+ million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the solid waste system, including various plastic containers, bags and other types of packaging, with only about 10% being recycled.
Plastic, which was once regarded as convenient and versatile, has actually become one of the biggest environmental problems of our time. Over the last 50 years, we’ve increased the amount of plastic waste 12 fold. Typically plastics are made by using non-renewable resources, and most plastics are non-biodegadable, which means they will be around for centuries. The ingredients used to make plastics, such as petrochemical bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS), have been linked to a wide range of serious adverse…
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