What Do We Do About Plastics?

Plastic pollution has gotten to the point of crisis, so what can we do about it?

In November of 2018, on a beach in Indonesia, the body of an adult sperm whalewashed ashore, precipitating a global conversation about the plastics crisis. Insidethe stomach of the whale, over a thousand unique pieces of plastic were found, including flip-flops, bags, bottles, and 115 plastic drinking cups.

While we’ve long recognized that use of single-use plastics was problematic, the scale of the whale’s contamination from our plastic waste shocked the conscience of people all around the world and has led to calls from many to address what many have wanted to avoid dealing with finally. What can we do about our use of plastics to protect the environment?

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