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Video: The Downstream Impacts of Plastic
Released in 2020
Plastics pose environmental, health, and social justice problems from the moment oil and gas are extracted for the production of plastic. Every piece of plastic ever created still exists on the planet, and only 9% of all plastics ever produced has been recycled. The downstream impacts—the impacts of plastic that occur after we consume an item—are tangible, but despite the fact that we know plastics are filling landfills and polluting oceans, the problem is even bigger than the eye can see.