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What Is Plastic?

Plastic is a synthetic material made from polymers, which are long chains of molecules. It was first developed in the early 1900s and quickly became popular due to its versatility and durability becoming ubiquitous in our daily lives. It is used in everything from food packaging to cars and electronics. Today, there are many different types of plastic, each with unique properties and uses. One of the biggest environmental concerns with plastic is its durability. Plastic can take hundreds or even thousands of years to break down in the environment. This means that even after we discard it, it can continue to pollute the earth for generations. In addition, plastic is lightweight and can easily be carried by wind and water, leading to widespread pollution.


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Plastic also ends up in the ocean. This is a problem for marine animals because they can mistake the plastic for food or get tangled up in it.
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Plastic is often just left anywhere because people cannot be bothered to clean it up. Since plastic doesn't decompose, it will just stay there for a very very long time.
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While plastic is burned a lot of greenhouse gases are put into the air. This causes increase in global warming. So not only when plastic is left somewhere but also when it is being burnt, it has huge effects on the environment.