Pollution from plastic is destroying our planet and our bodies.

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It takes 500 to 1,000 years to break down

and creates toxic pollution at every stage of its existence: manufacture, use, and disposal. Plastic is a material that the Earth cannot digest. Therefore, every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists, including the small amount that has been incinerated and has become toxic particulate matter. Plastic poisons our food chain. In the environment, plastic breaks down into small particles that attract toxic chemicals. These particles are ingested by wildlife on land and in the ocean, thus contaminating the food chain and our very own bodies! Harmful chemicals leached by plastics are present in the bloodstream and tissues of almost every one of us, including newborns.

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic recycling is not a sustainable solution to the crisis. Most of our plastic waste is land-filled, downcycled, incinerated or exported to other countries. Recycling of plastic is costly and does not stem the production of virgin plastic product.

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