The Effects of Plastic on the Environment

The first plastics were invented more than a hundred years ago, but in the last fifty years plastics have begun to be an everyday part of life for most people around the world. How many times each day do you use something made from plastic?

Many plastic inventions are helpful to humans, but when plastic gets thrown away it hurts our environment.

Click here for 5 facts about plastic trash in our world.
Click here for ideas of what you can do to help.
Click here for a list of websites and books to explore and learn more.
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