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Plastics and the Environment

Straws, shopping bags, Coca-cola bottles, bottle caps and plastic knives and  forks – what do all of these have in common?

Well, for one they’re made of plastic and make our lives easier, but they’re also some of the worst offenders when it comes to polluting our oceans and environment. Every year, irresponsibly discarded plastics are the cause of death for aquatic life, ecosystems and even soil corruption – which has since lead to the banning of plastic straws and plastic bags in certain countries.

However, just how much damage is plastic causing the environment? What is the reason behind plastic being such a destructive force? How much damage do plastic bottles cause the environment and, more importantly, how can plastic bottle manufacturers lessen their impact on the earth?

Read on to find the answers to this question and more.

 

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