Environment

The Truth About Our Trash

Humans sure have made a mess of things. Here’s a breakdown of all the plastic waste we’ve dumped on our planet.

By Lacy SchleyOct 11, 2017 12:00 AM
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Humans sure have made a mess of things. Here’s a breakdown of all the plastic waste we’ve dumped on our planet.

Source: "Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made," Science Advances, 2017. (Credit: Alison Mackey/Discover)

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