Recycling has been a priority for so many years. But do you really know the realities of throwing away your plastic bag or grabbing that water bottle instead of refilling your own when you leave the house? Some plastics slowly leak harmful chemicals into everything they touch. Whether it’s through your one-time use water bottle, child toys or household products we know that Plastic Sucks!
Plastic is everywhere and quite durable – I think we can all agree on that. Unfortunately, being durable means bad news for our environment. Since plastic degrades so slowly that means it will be around for a very long time. In addition, around the world burning plastic as a way to get rid of it is very common and results in the release of toxic fumes – bad for us as well as the environment.
In addition to trying to get rid of plastic, creating the material can be costly to the environment as well. It takes an enormous amount of chemical pollutants to create plastic, as well as significant amounts of fossil fuels.
Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, it photo-degrades, which means the material breaks into tiny little toxic pieces. That means that every piece of plastic that has been made, still exists in some shape or form! The only way to get rid of this toxic threat is to strive to not use plastic in your everyday life. Although it seems hard because plastic is all around you – with Keep A Breast’s help you can limit the amount of plastic in your life as well as the environment.