The US has seen a drop in the use of plastic containers over the past few years, and the drop has been attributed to new regulations.
However, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the drop is temporary.
The FDA says in its latest statistics that the percentage of Americans using plastic containers dropped to 23% in 2016 from 23% last year.
While the drop was attributed to a decrease in the number of containers being used, it was also due to a reduction in the percentage Americans using them.
The CDC says the US is also seeing a drop, with the percentage that Americans use plastic bags and containers dropped from 17% in 2015 to 16% in 2020.
In the US, about half of the population uses plastic containers.
However the drop in use is happening across a wide range of products.
There is a significant drop in disposable water bottles.
In 2017, disposable water containers made up less than one percent of the total containers used by US consumers.
And, although there were still more than two million disposable water bottle containers in use, that number has been dropping in recent years.
The number of disposable plastic bags in use also fell.
According to the FDA, more than 8.7 billion plastic bags were used in 2017.
Of that amount, about 2.2 billion were used for personal care items such as toothbrushes and mouthwash.
In 2018, the FDA says the amount of plastic used for such items has dropped, but it remains on the rise.