Single-Use Plastic: A Global Problem That Needs Global Support

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An extraordinary amount of the things we use are made of plastic; it's a universal material that has integrated into all aspects of our lives. We use it every day, from the hairbrush in our bathroom to the bags we use to pack lunch. Plastic has made our lives easier in numerous ways, but a large majority of it is single-use. We typically use a Ziploc bag once and then throw it out, we drink a bottle of water and then throw it out, we buy a product from the store and throw away its plastic packaging, and these are only a few of myriad single-use examples.