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Where does most plastic come from?
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Where does most plastic come from?
Most plastics are made from oil. In the environment, plastic is broken down by sunlight into microplastic, which finds its way into living organisms.
  • The supermarket
  • Fossil fuels
  • Mineral deposits
  • Soy and corn
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  • tommy b. 1 year ago
    today
  • Mary P. 1 year ago
    if it can't be recycled where does the plastic end up?
    • VICKI V. 1 year ago
      In the landfill I guess
    • Geff G. 1 year ago
      landfills & unfortunately, into the ocean(s)... Between Cali & Hawaii there's a floating garbage dump bigger than the size of Texas mostly comprised of plastic. Also a floating dump is in the Atlantic, but smaller in size. You can Google it and see aerial views of the mess.
    • Mary P. 1 year ago
      is it dumped there by a company?
    • Angela A. 1 year ago
      Apparently a lot is lost commercial fishing gear, nets etc. Sometimes container ships lose whole containers. Often some ships intentionally dump their garbage in the ocean. But most probably is litter (intentional or unintentional) that escapes the landfill & washes down storm drains into ocean via rivers.
  • Debra L. 1 year ago
    Such great information.