Single-use plastic has been making waves in the news ever since it became apparent just how harmful it can be.
In 2016, the world produced more than 35 million metric tons of plastic, and half of that was for single use items like plastics packaging, bottles, and straws. Those items stay in our ecosystem for up to 1,000 years. Scientists estimate that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish. Read on