Here it is: Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today.

In fact, it will be just under a millennium before the first plastics ever produced will biodegrade completely.

Each year, we just make more of the stuff. In 2015 alone, about 300 million tons of plastic will be produced.

Reducing your plastic consumption will go a long way towards creating a greener Earth. Some easy tips outlined in this infographic include switching to reuseable grocery bags instead of plastic, stop buying bottled water, and skipping the plastic cutlery.

Check it out below for more of what you need to know about plastic.

Plastic Truths Infographic

Does this motivate you to cut down on your plastic consumption?

 

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Colin is a writer, journalist and freelance designer based out of Hamilton, Ontario. His writing has appeared on Geekword.net, Aesthetic Magazine Toronto, and the Oakville News. When not hard at work, Colin loves to travel, and has backpacked all over Latin America, the United States and China.

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