What do the numbers on plastic mean? And 3 other trashy questions, answered. - Deepstash

Plastic is made of natural gas, fossil fuels and byproducts of crude oil, and is used so widely that it is causing havoc to wildlife, air, water, land, plants and humans.

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    What do the numbers on plastic mean? And 3 other trashy questions, answered.

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    The three arrows chasing each other symbol on most plastic products means it is made of plastic resin, and not that it is recycle friendly.

    Plastics embossed with the numbers...

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    Bioplastics are made from plant material instead of fossil fuels creating an impression that they are biodegradable. That is misleading, as they are chemically just like traditional plastic with th...

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    Biodegradable plastics are dangerous to the environment, as they degrade into microplastics, being pushed into soil, water and food.

    Compostable plastic isn’t the same thing ...

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    If recycling plastic is a headache, one can avoid plastics altogether by using glass, cloth, cardboard and ceramics.

    • We as individuals make up a tiny fraction of plastic...

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