One Word: Plastics

In the next minute, a million plastic bottles will be sold around the world. In the time it takes you to read this sentence, about 80,000 plastic bottles will be purchased. In other words, we’re creating a lot of plastic bottles, and the pace is accelerating. The Guardian on the world’s plastic binge.

+ These stats make this exchange from The Graduate seem like one of the most prescient scenes ever.

+ “Some of the most disposable things we come in contact with when buying sneakers are all the cardboard shoe boxes that pairs come in and are, shockingly, not recyclable (the coating added to the boxes in the printing process makes them useless for reuse).” FastCo on the man trying to make Nike more sustainable.

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