What happens when we’re too lazy to recycle? Probably just irreparable damage. NBD, right?
By now we should all know that every piece of synthetic plastic in existence takes THOUSANDS of years to break down. Studies have been done that indicate rocks and other materials can fuse with this synthetic plastic to create what is now known as: plastiglomerate.
Earlier this month a piece of this plastiglomerate washed up on a shore in Hawaii which led scientists to test 21 additional sites, and of course, this new material was found at ALL of those sites. So next time you want to throw a bottle on the beach or in a lake, think for more than a second that your actions can indeed impact our environment and future in ways mostly unseeen.