By now you probably know that we’re going to be using more plastic to fill our shopping bags by 2050.
Plastic pollution, which accounts for around 25% of global CO2 emissions, is a growing problem, and plastic waste is an increasing problem for people.
We also know that people who have more plastic in their bodies are more likely to be overweight and obese.
And yet plastic pollution remains one of the biggest environmental threats facing the world.
We know that plastic can affect our immune systems, our hormones and even our ability to metabolise food, and that this affects our health.
What’s more, there is growing evidence that plastic-based materials can increase our risk of obesity.
And what is the best way to save our planet?
The problem with plastic waste We’ve known for decades that plastic pollution is bad for us.
But the extent to which this pollution affects us is really surprising.
The World Health Organisation estimates that around 90% of the plastic in our daily environment is from the production of household goods.
This is largely because of the widespread use of disposable plastic bags.
But plastic bags are not only a problem for the environment.
Plastic bags are a key component of the packaging of household products and they are one of our most commonly used materials.
When people buy a plastic bag, they are likely to have one or more of the following items: a plastic fork, knife, or fork-like item (such as a coffee cup) that holds water