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Monday, April 27, 2015

What Happens To The Plastic You Throw Away?

Published in IFL Science April 22, 2015 | by Kristy Hamilton

Photo credit: Screenshot of TED-Ed YouTube video.

This is the haunting journey of three plastic bottles that impact the fate of the planet. The emblematic animation traces the life cycle of three different types of plastic and the consequences each have on our world.

Plastic is a synthetic material that can be molded into a variety of shapes while soft and then set into a rigid form. Its versatile nature has shaped society in ways that are both helpful and harmful for humanity.

If this is the case, is there a way to stop the negative cycle? If we can shape plastic for use, can we also mold ourselves a better future?

Watch the animation by TED-Ed below:

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