What is the problem with single-use plastic?
We live in a disposal-centric system where corporations push mass production and consumption of single-use plastic products. About 90% of the plastic produced to date has not been recycled, creating a massive plastic waste and pollution problem.
The flow of plastics into our environment has reached a crisis level, and the devastating impact is most evident in our oceans. The equivalent of a truckload worth of plastic enters our oceans every. single. minute.
Plastic can take centuries to break down and this pollution continues to rapidly accumulate in the marine environment, breaking apart into smaller pieces and microplastics that are making their way throughout ecosystems, and even into the water we drink and the food we eat