Good, Better, Best — Eliminating Plastic Waste

Good News Notes:

“The top three materials filling American garbage bins are paper, food waste, and plastic. Of the three, plastic may be the most problematic. Not only does its production use nonrenewable natural resources and energy, but unlike paper and food waste, it is neither biodegradable nor easily recyclable. Nonexistent a century ago, plastic now makes up about 13 percent of the waste stream.

It may be possible to return to a plastic-free lifestyle, but plastic is so ubiquitous today that even the most dedicated environmentalist will have to eliminate plastic incrementally. Here are some good, better, and best steps you can take to reduce plastic waste.”

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