“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” Mother Teresa
The Truth of the Problem
Plastic is steadily refined and molded into the most popular materials of modern human civilization. Humans have become dependent on plastic and we’ve become a plastic society. Plastics are found in everyday products such as product packaging, disposable diapers, trash bags, plastic bottles, cups, straws, eating utensils, containers, medical devices, computers, tables, chairs, etc… almost everything is made of plastic!
We’re lead to believe that the plastics we separate at curbside get recycled. Shockingly, almost all of it isn’t. Approximately 95% of all waste plastic is still disposed into landfills and oceans worldwide! Plastic trash growth is out of control.
Since the early 1960’s, little has been done to PLASTIC POLLUTION FIGHT . Just over the last 50+ years, humans have created a massive global problem. Waste plastic now represents one of the most serious environmental problems today, growing nearly 16% every year.
Plastic is a product our world cannot recycle naturally. Unfortunately, almost every piece of plastic ever made is still on this planet in one form or another, because most plastics don’t biodegrade well naturally, and will take 500 to 1000 years to decompose.