Aesthetic concerns aside, a single plastic bag takes about 1,000 years to degrade. "The threat to human and animal life is huge as chlorinated plastic releases carcinogens when they are burnt and foraging animals often choke on plastic,""There are many dimensions to plastic pollution. For instance, water can collect in discarded plastic and lead to breeding of mosquitoes, or it can block sewers and drains. Plastic by itself is a good material; it's durable and useful, but thin plastics and disposable items made from plastic should be banned,"
How you can help
Plastic Pollution Coalition invites you to pledge to refuse disposable plastic as often as possible. Pledging is an important first step to changing. For those of you that already do refuse, stand up and be counted. REFUSE pledge: 1. Say NO to all disposable plastics! 2. Reduce your plastic footprint. Consider the lifecycle of every plastic product you purchase. Choose products with the…
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