Did you know that every plastic piece that was ever produced is still around today? Plastic is used in almost everything and it’s tough to get away from it. Plastic is not biodegradable, and the planet is now suffering the consequences of plastic use in the form of toxic plastic pollution due to plastic production and disposal methods. Folks at ReuseThisBag.com have come up with a nice infographic that reveals alarming yet useful info about the environmental impact of plastic. Let’s take a look at what it says:
Some alarming facts about plastic
10% of waste generated worldwide is plastic. An average American, in his lifetime will throw plastic worth 600 times his bodyweight and globally, every year, the amount of plastic that is disposed off circles four times around the planet. A huge amount of chemical pollutants are created in the production of plastic. BPA, one of the main constituents of plastic, can be absorbed by the body, and hence, 92% of them aged 6 and older have been tested positive for BPA. BPA further causes heart disease and diabetes. Using plastic bags is a no-brainer for most of us, but the damage they do to the environment is hard to undo.
Plastic bags and bottles cause irreparable harm
Plastic bags are being dumped…