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Why Do We Throw Out 70 Percent of Our Plastic Waste?

Maybe a single bottle isn’t so inconsequential after all.

Image via Flickr user Peter Kaminski (cc).

Like a lot of Americans, you probably purchase the occasional product in a plastic container, then put forth a good effort to toss it in a blue recycling bin once you’re done. Yet that action can sometimes feel inconsequential. What difference does a single bottle or milk container here or there really make?

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