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The Big Issue

Each month we address one of Earth’s most pressing problems

Plastic is taking over our planet. From the coastlines we flock to on sunny days, to the isolated icebergs most of us won’t ever venture to, plastic has left its mark all over the planet, and is causing a devastating effect. If entrapping wildlife, forming a gigantic garbage patch twice the size of Texas in our oceans, and releasing toxic chemicals in landfills wasn’t enough, plastic is also working its way up the food chain, causing painful, premature deaths of beautiful animals. As we rapidly head towards a future where there is more plastic in the ocean than fish, it’s becoming apparent that recycling is no longer enough. We need to regain control of our lifestyles, and look for planet-friendly alternatives to this toxic material.

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