Earth Island Journal Article by NextNower Manuel Maqueda

Manuel Maqueda (founder of NextNow Collab’s Trash Island project) reminds us in this report that single-use plastic is used for applications that last days, hours, minutes or even seconds but┬ápollutes our environment for hundreds of years. Earth Island Reports Plastic Pollution Coalition The Bioplastic Labyrinth Plastic is a material that Earth cannot digest. Every bit of plastic ever produced still exists and will be here with us for hundreds of years. Once in the environment, plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that attract toxic chemicals, are ingested by wildlife on land and in the ocean, and contaminate our…