When we dispose of plastic garbage we need to understand that it takes a very long time to break down and it leeches toxic materials as it does so. We must try not to use or buy plastic, but we must also find uses for tons of plastic already in circulation. We can all do our part from major corporations finding alternatives to plastics in packaging and manufacturing to private citizens picking up the plastic on their local beaches and out of the storm drains and sewer grates. Every little bit helps.
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