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So What's Actually Wrong With Plastic?

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So What's Actually Wrong With Plastic?

It’s difficult to imagine life without plastic. As I sit at my desk in my home office, I see many examples: speakers, a remote control, my phone case, some pens, a drinking bottle, my computer monitor, the light switch, the charging cable for my phone, the keyboard I am writing this blog post on. It’s everywhere I look, constantly within my field of view and several examples are within my reach.

This blog post explores plastic in detail.

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Plastic Planet

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Plastic Planet

Plastic Planet At the beginning of February this year, a distressed Cuvier's Beaked Whale had to be put to sleep after repeatedly becoming stranded off the coast of Norway. It was then found to have thirty plastic bags wedged inside it's stomach. Sadly this wasn't a one off scenario, and according to studies by Plymouth University, plastic pollution affects at least 700 species, with an estimated 100 million marine mammals killed by plastic pollution each year.  Moreover, an overwhelming amount of plastic pollution isn't even visible to the human eye, with much of the pollution occurring on a microscopic level,...

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