Every bit of plastic ever created still exists. Think about that. It takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to break down into microscopic pieces. Every single piece of plastic that you use in your lifetime will be around for another 400 years or so. Plastic leaches into our groundwater. Chemicals in plastic are absorbed by the body and linked to cancers, diabetes, obesity, infertility and early onset puberty. Recycling it isn’t a solution. It can only be down-cycled so many times. France just became the first country to ban disposable plastic cups, plates and cutlery. Will other countries follow? Probably not for a while. Do your part and choose reusable over plastic.