Single Use Plastics: The Impact and Possible Solutions

Posted by Recycle Coach on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:00 AM

Did you know that plastic waste has become a significant global environmental and disposal challenge? Single use plastics are the largest culprit of our disposable consumer lifestyle.

Globally, 335 million metric tons of plastics was produced in 2016. Half of this was used for single-use products. That means that 17 million barrels of oil was used to make plastic water bottles. To put this into context, this is enough oil to fuel 1 million cars annually.

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Topics: plastics, plastic water bottles, plastic bags, disposable plastics, single use plastics, food packaging, world oceans day, plastic free july

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