Life Of Plastic: Produced In Five Seconds, Used For Five Minutes, Broken Down In 500 Years

More than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic trash call the oceans home


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While policymakers, economists, and corporate leaders around the world try to grapple with brainstorming exactly how to transition away from a linear economy towards a circular economy, no one has seemed to come up with a solution to one of the worst materials ever created: plastic. Packaging is the largest end-use market segment accounting for just over 40% of total plastic usage.

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