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Plastic: A Challenge And An Opportunity
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Our ability as a society to use plastic waste as a resource will make a huge difference for the sustainability of future generations. It's up to us.

Updated On 06/04/2018 | Originally Published On 09/17/2015

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Despite its surging popularity and increasing usage, Americans only recycle about 9% of total plastic produced in a year.
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WHERE ARE WE HEADED?

From tech to take-out, we find plastics in many products that make contemporary life possible. But once used, most plastics get lost to the trash or the environment. This is a huge loss of a resource that when recycled would provide jobs and reduce pollution. Let's take a closer look.

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  • Lori S. 2 years ago
    Recycling plastic is you enslaved and working for free for the plastic companies who are making billions per year to pollute the planet. Reject plastic as much as you can. contact companies who care and tell them you are not buying unless they will change packaging. This "plastic economy" is not sustainable at all. Please help change things before it is too late.
  • Chris S. 3 years ago
    Great info!
  • Olivia G. 3 years ago
    Good to know ...thanks for sharing
  • Jo Evelyn L. 3 years ago
    Awesome
  • Sandra N. 3 years ago
    Our family started recycling when my daughter asked for her 12th birthday, for a recycle bin for our household. Not a typical child, I admit.
    • Jeanne J. 3 years ago
      Not typical but may be one of the future leaders to help mother nature. Be very proud of her!!!
    • TINA T. 3 years ago
      It's great that your daughter is learning about recycling. She will keep everyone enthusiastic about it.
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