How is Plastic Affecting Climate Change?

Believe it or not, plastic is a huge driving force behind climate change. Making plastic products requires enormous energy inputs, only for most of the products to be immediately tossed out, or end up as pollutants. In this article, we’re going to break down just how plastic fuels climate change, covering subjects like: Fossil fuels …

Single-use Plastics & Climate Change

Single-use plastics prioritize convenience. The energy put into making single-use plastics is wasted after just one use. This creates a constant demand and fuels a vicious cycle that drives climate change. In this article, we’re going to answer some of your questions around single-use plastics and climate change, including: How do single-use plastics relate to …

Ocean Plastic & Climate Change

When we think of plastic pollution in the ocean, we usually imagine how it affects wildlife. But as it turns out, ocean plastics actually have a significant effect on climate change. In this article, we’re going to break down the three factors that tie ocean plastic to climate change:  Plastic manufacturing Plastic decomposition in the …

Does Burning Plastic Cause Climate Change?

The process of burning plastic is touted as a way to both generate electricity and get rid of plastic pollution. While it does kill two birds with one stone, the practice has seriously harmful side effects that far outweigh the benefits. Plastic incineration is responsible for: Contributing to climate change Releasing toxic gasses and chemicals …