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Fast Facts About Plastic Pollution

Some essential facts on plastic pollution from National Geographic.

Versatile, pliable, durable, cheap to produce—and ubiquitous. Plastic is all of that. It is also both a life-saving miracle product and the scourge of the Earth. Here are eight essential facts to keep in mind.

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40 percent of plastic produced is packaging,
used just once and then discarded.

See here for further reporting on the plastic pollution crisis from National Geographic.


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