Have you ever noticed that plastic is everywhere? It’s in lots of things we use every day, from our toothbrushes and shampoo bottles to our binders and chairs. Plastic sure seems handy, doesn’t it? Well, not everything is as good as it seems!
The problem with plastic is that it takes a really (we mean REALLY) long time to break down. And when it finally does, it doesn’t actually disappear. It just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces called microplastics, which then get into the air, our water, and our food.