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Article: The Plastisphere

For decades billions of people the world over have thought little of discarding used up plastic products, plastic containers, plastic packaging, and anything and everything made of plastic. They toss into rubbish containers cardboard and plastic packages that once contained everything from a new pair of scissors to a dozen batteries, they toss plastic trays that once contained a meal heated in a microwave, they toss a 99¢ pen now depleted of ink, and they toss bottles that once contained water, juice, or soda.

More than 90% of the people doing this never think about what will happen to that piece of plastic after the trash man picks it up and rushes next door for the next container of discards. Approximately 245 million tons of plastic is produced annually, Continue reading