Relatively speaking we have been consuming disposable plastic bottles for a short time.. the waste caused is beyond a challenge to control…the worst part.. its not slowing down.
Why?Unlike most other trash, plastic isn’t biodegradable — i.e., the microbes that break down other substances don’t recognize plastic as food, leaving it to float there forever. Sunlight does eventually “photodegrade" the bonds in plastic polymers, reducing it to smaller and smaller pieces, but that just makes matters worse. The plastic still never goes away; it just becomes microscopic and may be eaten by tiny marine organisms, entering the food chain.
Think this doesn’t affect you? Fish digest plastic, we digest fish, so now the ocean no longer produces organic fish… plastic is killing the ocean.