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What will happen if we reduce plastic?

Not all plastic you recycle ends up recycled. The plastic may end up buried underneath tons of trash. Over time, the harmful toxic chemicals are leached into the ground and find their way into the groundwater and potentially contaminating drinking water supplies, rivers, streams, and eventually the ocean.

What will happen if we reduce plastic?

Not all plastic you recycle ends up recycled. The plastic may end up buried underneath tons of trash. Over time, the harmful toxic chemicals are leached into the ground and find their way into the groundwater and potentially contaminating drinking water supplies, rivers, streams, and eventually the ocean.

Can you remove Microplastics from your body?

Microplastics absorb toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases and release those chemicals into animals that consume it, like fish and humans who eat those fish. From fish to organic vegetables, microplastics are everywhere. At this time, there is no known way to completely filter or contain them.

How long does BPA stay in your body?

When ingested, unconjugated BPA—the biologically active form of BPA—has historically been thought to be rapidly conjugated in the liver and then excreted through bile or urine, with a half life of approximately 5.3 hours [38–40].

How does reducing plastic help the environment?

Decreased Pollution In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, recycling plastic water bottles also helps to decrease the amount of pollution in the air and water sources. Many landfill facilities will incinerate plastic bottles to save waste, which can emit toxic pollutants or irritants into the air.

Why is plastic usage a problem?

Get Plastic Out of Your Life Because plastics and their ingredients are pervading our oceans and waterways, invading the bodies of humans and wildlife, and filling landfills (with new and once recycled plastic) the Ecology Center recommends eliminating plastics from your life, as much as possible.

What will happen if we don’t fix Plastic Pollution?

It could lead to a lack of predation and overgrowth of one species. It can also lead to further extinctions as the prey species dies out and predators run out of food. If this is the case, fishing for food will never be the same again. The fish may no longer be there.