Plastic will replace all other troubling materials. Everything around you will be made of this amazing creation! Shoes, bottles, purses, you name it, will be plastic! Plastic will change the world!
And he was right, plastic did change the world. Everything around us is plastic.
Water bottles, dishware, plastic backs on computers, food wrap, garden hoses, paneling on windows, chairs and tables, your dog's bowl, prints on clothing, even the cushions in your couch are all plastic..
But with all of our plastic objects, come consequences.
Lets take a look at where, why, and how plastic harms our world.
Plastic often affects sea animals and ecosystems. Animals like sea turtles, sea birds, and all types of fish. Plastic bags and caps look like food to these creatures, and creatures get starved from all the waste in their stomach's
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When most people think of plastic, the think of recycling. Although most plastic is recyclable, Not all plastic is. Plastics on water bottles and other items can often have non-recyclable plastic, or unclear instruction on how to dispose of that plastic.
On top of all that, some people even choose to toss their plastic items in the trash, instead of making efforts to recycle. This contributes to plastic waste and harm to organisms. Plastic often lands up in landfills that way, leading it to oceans, rivers, and other ecosystems.
Through all kinds of weather, hot and cold, plastic can hold up to all conditions. Take the 1992 Rubber Duckie Escape, when a container full of 28,000 rubber duckies were lost at sea between the US. Through harsh conditions, you can still find remaining duckies washed up from all those years.
A common misunderstanding with plastic is that it breaks down overtime. However, even the first plastic ever made are still somewhere on Earth. Plastic is thought to stay on Earth for over 500 years before breaking down.