The real reason we’ve been using plastic for so long is because it’s been a good choice.
It’s not as cheap as it used to be, but it’s more environmentally friendly.
It’s also incredibly flexible.
“In the future, you’re going to be able to replace a lot of plastic in a lot more places,” says David Pyle, a scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund and author of “Bizarre Biodiversity: How Plastic is Eating the World.”
We’ve been getting used to using plastic more and more over the years.
I think we’re going in the opposite direction.
The plastic used to have to be processed to get out of landfill, so you need to reuse it.
But it’s now a much less efficient material than before.
We’ve had to replace the plastics in every part of our life, from the paper that we use in our houses to the food that we eat to the plastic bottles that we buy.
Pyle says the plastics we use now will eventually end up in our oceans.
That’s because they’re not recyclable, and if we want to reuse them, we have to go out and buy them from somewhere.
So why is plastic the big environmental disaster?
It starts with plastic, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In 2011, the agency determined that plastic pollution had increased by over 100 percent since 2000.
This pollution includes plastic bags and bottles that have been thrown into rivers and streams.
A study by the National Research Council concluded that plastic is “a major contributor to global warming, as it is a primary contributor to climate change, which is linked to water shortages, food shortages, and sea level rise.”
The problem isn’t just the plastic pollution itself, says Pyle.
We also have a whole host of other environmental impacts that plastic causes, from climate change to food waste to land degradation.
“The plastic industry has spent a lot in terms of political lobbying to make sure that we’re in compliance with regulations and regulations that were put in place to protect the environment,” says Pylene.
But the EPA says it’s not just about environmental issues.
Even as the plastic industry is pushing for more regulation, there are plenty of other reasons why we’re using plastic.
Plastic is one of the main materials used in food packaging, and it’s one of only a handful of materials that are being recycled.
One of the most common reasons is to make food containers, says Mark Rabinowitz, the vice president for research and policy for the National Plastic Industry Association.
People love making food, and food containers make it easier to carry food in, and they’re much easier to reuse, says Rabinowsky.
You could have a container of rice in a box, and a box of rice would be recycled, and the rice can be reused.
Another reason people want to use plastic in their food is because the plastics that are used in containers can leach out of the container.
What this means is, the plastic that’s inside the container will leach into the food and food packaging.
Some of that plastic will end up as landfills, says Chris Beymer, a waste and recycling expert at the Center for Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
If we don’t recycle it, we’ll end up with landfilling our food, he says.
When you recycle, you remove the waste, and that’s a good thing.
While recycling plastic is good for the environment, the environmental costs are not as clear cut.
As a general rule, it costs the environment less to produce plastic, and we don`t really know how much we are wasting on plastic.
But, there`s a small amount of plastic that is actually not good for us.
In fact, plastic is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
According to a 2012 report by the International Energy Agency, the U.S. imported approximately 5.6 billion tons of plastic, mostly from China.
And as plastics become more abundant, the EPA expects that to increase.
There are many other reasons we are using plastic, from food packaging to toilet paper, to car seats and seat belts.
But Pyle says if we’re truly to reduce the amount of carbon that’s being emitted from our economy, we need to change the way we are treating plastic.
“It’s one thing to throw away plastic,” says Beymar.
“But we are throwing away so much plastic.
That is the real issue.
And we need change.”