How one youngster helped to stop plastic pollution

Young people are not waiting for adults to take the lead in solving plastic pollution.

Why are they so adamant about tackling this growing problem?

Companies that market convenience have sold consumers unnecessary "quick and easy products" that are piling up in landfills, along streets, shorelines, streams, lakes and the ocean.

Plastic has become so popular that more was produced from 2002-2012 than in the entire 20th century! But because plastic is not biodegradable and cannot be down-cycled for other uses indefinitely (some cannot be reprocessed at all), it lasts forever. Even worse, 50 percent of plastic products are designed for use just one time.

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