The High Cost of Convenience
Our addiction to plastic has serious consequences
By 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. In addition to seafood, plastic has been detected throughout our own food chain in honey, beer, drinking water and table salt. While scientists try to determine the damage plastic pollution is causing, experts agree that the amount of plastic getting into the environment must be reduced dramatically.
Learn more about the consequences of plastic in the ecosystem, and ways you can help reduce plastic pollution in this edition of Newspaper in Education’s “Connect with Your Environment,” produced by Pennsylvania Sea Grant and the Erie Times News, and made possible by the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Zone Management Program and Penn State Erie, the Behrend Campus.