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What are Single-Use Plastics?

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What are Single-Use Plastics?

Single-use plastics, also called disposable plastics, are plastic products designed and made with the intention of it only being used once before it’s tossed out or recycled. Some common items are; grocery bags, packaging, straws, cutlery, cups, container and bottles. These are items that we’ve all used before and most likely on a regular, if not daily bases. How did we come to rely so heavily on single use plastics? Plastic is cheap to produce, lightweight, versatile, and easy to make. Because of these reasons, we produce more plastic than any other material. This trend started in the 1950’s and...