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1WhatisPlasticPollution?Whyisitdangerous?Howdoesithappen?Whatcanwedoaboutit?2Plasticisasubstancetheearthcannotdigest.Plasticnevergoesaway​.Plasticisadurablematerialmadetolastforever,yet33percentofitisusedonceandthendiscarded.Plasticcannotbiodegrade;itbreaksdownintosmallerandsmallerpieces.3Plasticpoisonsourfoodchain​.Evenplankton,thetiniestcreaturesinouroceans,areeatingmicroplasticsandabsorbingtheirtoxins.Thesubstancedisplacesnutritivealgaethatcreaturesupthefoodchainrequire.t4Plasticspoilsourgroundwater.Therearetensofthousandsoflandfillsacrosstheglobe.Buriedbeneatheachoneofthem,plasticleachatefulloftoxicchemicalsisseepingintogroundwaterandflowingdownstreamintolakesandrivers.5Plasticpilesupintheenvironment​.Americansalonediscardmorethan30milliontonsofplasticayear;only8percentofitgetsrecycled.Therestendsupinlandfillsorbecomes'litter',andasmallportionisincinerated.6Plasticaffectshumanhealth​.Chemicalsleachedbyplasticsareinthebloodandtissueofnearlyallofus.Exposuretothemislinkedtocancers,birthdefects,impairedimmunity,endocrinedisruptionandotherailments.\7Worldwiderelianceondisposableplasticpackagingisoverwhelmingourplanet.By2050,theoceanswillcontainmoreplasticthanfishbyweight.8RefusesingleuseplasticbottlesUsearefillablestainlesssteelwaterbottle!9Say“NostrawPlease”10RefusePlasticBagsBringyourownreusableCanvasbag!Say“Nobagplease!”1112ThankyoutoPlasticPollutionCoalitionfortheircontinuedsupport!
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