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Our War on Plastic

I recently watched a documentary that portrayed in a graphic way how plastic travels around the globe through the air and waterways, ending up inside birds, turtles and, yes, humans. The birds were mistaking small bottle caps and other plastic floating in the water for food, and giving it to their chicks, essentially condemning them to death. The documentary highlighted how dangerous plastic is and how over the past few decades it has managed to permeate every part of the planet. We can’t escape it, plastic is all around us and it’s not going away. If you tried to shop ‘plastic-free’ recently, you probably realised that it is all but impossible, at least when visiting the big supermarkets. It is...

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