Single-Use Plastics

Single-use plastics are a huge environmental problem that we can continue to address by changing our behaviours - Kim Borg

Single-Use Plastics

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How to Break Your Single-Use Plastics Habit

Some days, I feel like I can’t escape disposable plastics. My favorite deli wraps sandwiches in it, smoothie-cart staff serve drinks in clear cups and the office cafeteria keeps buckets of single-serve condiments and plastic utensils on display. These disposables, known as single-use plastics, are cheap, relatively strong and hygienic to use. But they cause problems around the globe.

In 2016, the world generated 242 million tons of plastic waste, according to The World Bank. North America, which it defines as Bermuda, Canada and the United States, is the third largest producer of plastic waste, totaling more than 35 million tons.

The sheer amount of waste isn’t the only…

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