Global plastic consumption has gone from 5.5 million tonnes/year in the 1950’s to 110 million tonnes/year in 2009.
It takes 500-1000 years for plastic to degrade.
Over half of all plastics produced are items designed to be used once. Most plastic products are produced to be disposable, not recyclable.
Because they are not designed for recycling, most plastics are buried in landfills or burned in incinerators with toxic and harmful effects for the environment and our health.
Most recycled plastic is converted into products that are not recyclable so the waste is only temporarily diverted from landfills.
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