Plastic bags can be the most common household waste source of environmental destruction.
With a new report from the World Resources Institute, researchers have found that they are responsible for more than half of the world’s plastic waste.
But the report, which was released on Wednesday, found that there are many reasons why we’re wasting more than we should.
Here are five things you should know about the plastic bag problem.
Plastics are everywhere.
Plastic bags are found in everything from clothing to plastic-bottle caps to toys to furniture.
In 2010, the World Wildlife Fund estimated that plastics are used in the manufacture of 1.3 billion items.
Plastic is also used to make paper products, food wrappers, and some plastics are sold in grocery stores.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, plastic bags account for up to a third of all plastic waste produced worldwide.
Plastic in your car, for example, could be used to build up oil or create artificial reefs for coral reefs.
In some parts of the US, plastic waste has become so prevalent that it’s even becoming a nuisance.
Plastic bottles have become a source of recycling in some areas.
Plastic cups can be recycled into other products, as can the plastic lining of bottles used to filter water from drinking water supplies.
Plastic shopping bags can even be used for other purposes, like packaging plastic bags.
Plastic water bottles are also a source for food packaging, such as snack bars, cookies, and other snacks.
Plastic waste is a serious problem.
Plastic can end up in the ocean, landfills, and landfiller ponds, where it can pollute the environment and contaminate the water.
Placentas are the biggest source of plastic waste worldwide, accounting for more then 80% of all human-produced plastic.
A recent report from Friends of the Earth estimated that if we didn’t take measures to limit the amount of plastic we use, the plastic waste would continue to grow and reach alarming levels.
Plastic waste is also found in landfilling sites.
Plastic from landfilled landfill sites, for instance, can polluting the air, the soil, and water.
Plastic trash also forms part of the waste stream in shipping containers and truck trailers.
In 2011, Greenpeace estimated that approximately 1.5 million tons of plastic debris was discharged into the ocean each year.
Plastic-filled water bottles, for those of you not familiar with the term, are another major source of pollution.
Plastic recycling programs are ineffective.
The recycling programs that are currently in place in many countries are inadequate in their efforts to reduce plastic pollution.
A large number of people are forced to use plastic bags to carry around their personal belongings, which is wasteful and doesn’t contribute to recycling efforts.
As a result, the waste is often left behind in landfill sites and on landfells where it doesn’t make much sense to recycle.
In addition, in some countries, recycling programs simply have no plans to remove plastic from the landfill.
Instead, they simply try to reuse it, which means it’s never recycled back into the environment.
Plastic doesn’t belong in your backyard.
According the International Council on Clean Transportation, more than 90% of plastic pollution comes from landfilled and landfilled-sewage landfilters.
Landfills are notoriously bad at capturing and disposing of plastic.
This means that plastic waste ends up in landfilled sites, such that they don’t have the ability to remove it.
According a report by the Environmental Defense Fund, landfilled landfill sites can also contaminate groundwater, pollute marine ecosystems, and pose a health risk to humans and animals.
A 2011 study from the International Institute for Sustainable Development found that landfiled sites are the source of more than 70% of the plastic that enters the oceans.
Plastic debris is also a significant source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Greenpeace’s international director of policy, Daniel P. Pinto, said that while recycling programs have some positive benefits, they do not address the root causes of the problem.
Plastic litter is the main source of waste in the US.
According in the report from Greenpeace, a plastic litter is a collection of plastic particles, such a bag, bottle, or baggie, that contain plastic and is discarded.
Plastic lumps and pellets are also found, but they are also more easily disposed of by recycling programs, which are often limited to collecting only certain types of debris.