Why Is Plastic Waste a Problem?
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Approximately 40% of all plastic produced today is used for packaging that is used once then thrown away. Think of the plastic rings that hold together a six-pack of beverages. Even if you intended to, there is no way to reuse those rings for their intended purpose once the six-pack is gone. Companies use plastic packaging because it is convenient and cheap to make. However, it can have a significantly negative effect on the environment, particularly marine life. In addition to recycling, one of the best solutions for decreasing plastic waste is replacing single-use plastic packaging with alternatives that are