Turning Off the Tap on Plastic

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Plastic pollution in Ghana in 2018. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons.)
Plastic pollution in Ghana in 2018. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons.)

Plastic is everywhere, from clothing, cars, and computers to single-use products like bags and bottles. We produce 11 million tonnes of plastic a year, and throw away about 40 percent of it.

Plastic doesn’t decompose like natural materials: it just breaks into smaller pieces of plastic. Once it reaches the...

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