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Wait, Plastic Can Be Good for the Environment?

Wait, Plastic Can Be Good for the Environment?

“Biodegradable” plastic doesn’t do what you think it does. Your paper or metal straw takes a tiny sip at the problem of plastic pollution. And your supposedly eco- cloth grocery bag is more damaging to the environment than conventional plastic —unless you reuse it literally thousands of times. In other words, many of our ideas about plastic and the environment are confused. And that may be getting in the way of the fight against global warming.