Our Plastic Nightmare
Our plastic nightmare debate continues. In today’s consumer world, plastic is everywhere – from plentiful stores of bottled water to disposable plastic containers that encases our supermarket foods.
It seems like you can’t go out shopping without running into a good deal of plastic. And while this material is strong, reliable, and undoubtedly useful, we also may have way too much of the stuff that isn’t being reused.
Recycling plastic uses much less energy than creating new plastic, and it conserves our valuable resources. Despite this, however, only about a third of America’s plastics that could be recycled actually is.
Among younger generations, the problem of our over consumption of plastic has been commonplace for as long as some can remember. Yet little has changed or progressed to start alleviating the problem.
Statistically, people in the Millennial generation- today’s students, college student, and young adults – are much less likely to properly recycle plastic and other materials than those in older generations.
If you’re of student of the Millennial age, take a look at the following infographic from OnlineEducation.net – the reality is that younger generations need to start getting serious about recycling, or the future will be robbed of some very valuable resources.
Our plastic nightmare infographic is shown below – we think that it’s an interesting piece to open up debate on the subject.