You do your part to save the planet, and you care about future generations. That’s great news because every little bit counts, but have you heard about the plastic bottles filling up landfills at an alarming rate? The truth is, plastic bottles living in landfills are a thousand-year-old problem because they aren’t easily biodegradable, and that’s how long it will take them to break down. And that’s not even counting the number of bottles that don’t make it to the landfills and are floating in our oceans and rivers. Unfortunately, we can’t burn the plastic bottles because of toxic fumes, and if we leave them in the water, they leach toxic chemicals that hurt the environment. In fact, the low cost of producing plastic bottles leads to a high long-term cost to the planet, and retailers still sell single-use bottles every day. Single-Use Plastic Bottles Single-use plastic bottles are just what they sound like: plastic bottles that you can only use one time. That means recycling plants cannot recycle those plastics for other uses, and once you use them a single time, they spend 1,000 years in a landfill . On the other hand, plants can recycle some plastics, […]

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