Why Single-Use Products Are No Use
There’s a dirty little secret companies that sell plastic bottles don’t want you to know: you can’t recycle plastic.
Plastics take 400+ years to decompose fully. When we “recycle” plastics, we’re really just breaking them into smaller “microplastics” and redistributing them into landfills and water systems.
That means that every plastic product we make eventually ends up in our oceans or a landfill, whether or not we recycle it (to say nothing about the billions of plastic products that never get recycled).
The only way to stop this from happening is to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic products and embrace zero-waste alternatives.