People think that recycling more will fix our problems — here's why they're wrong
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Plastic pollution is a huge problem, but there's a misconception about recycling that changing wasteful consumer habits will fix it. 

The real problem is that single-use plastic is an incredibly reckless abuse of technology.

For example, we use grocery bags for an average of 12 minutes, but they can last in the environment for half a millennium.

The Earth's problem with plastic is the result of a permissive legal framework that has allowed the...

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