Plastic pollution has been linked to a range of health problems, including cancer, obesity and dementia.
It has also been linked with more than 100 deaths.
Plastic bags, plastic gloves, plastic grocery bags and other plastic products have been linked by some scientists to cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and Parkinson’s disease.
They are also found to cause obesity, diabetes and dementia in the UK, the US and elsewhere.
Plastic pollution is a major environmental challenge.
The UK has the highest plastic pollution rate in the EU, but it is also the largest consumer of plastic products in the world, according to the International Plastic and Paper Industry Association (IPPA).
It is estimated that around 20 million tonnes of plastic is used each year to produce goods and packaging.
Plastic is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polystyrene, which is often found in household items.
Plastic and rubber are made from similar compounds, and can also be recycled.
However, the main source of plastic pollution is the manufacture of plastic goods and its use.
Plastic waste has been identified as a major source of waste in the developing world, including in South Sudan, where some people are dying of plastic poisoning.
Some plastic products can contain toxins such as formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing polymers, which can be harmful to health.
The EU is currently developing a plan to limit the use of plastic packaging and plastic products.
But some experts fear it will not be enough to protect people from the toxins and other harmful plastic chemicals found in plastic products, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polypropylene (PPAs), that have been found to be toxic to the developing brain.
“There’s no doubt that plastic is a very significant source of pollution and a major threat to human health, both in the developed and developing world,” said David Walker, Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Sheffield, who has researched the environmental impacts of plastic and the environment.
“Plastic pollution in the environment is a significant public health problem.
There are huge public health costs to the UK for its environmental footprint.”
Plastic pollution can be caused by a range the products come from.
The most common are PVC, polypropane and polyvinylene, which are produced from petroleum and other natural sources.
The chemicals are used to make the plastic products used in plastic bags, gloves, packaging and other household products.
Other plastics are produced by burning plastic pellets or burning plastic bags and plastic food packaging.
These are used in packaging, as well as in the manufacture and sale of other products.
Plastic also comes from plastic waste, including polyethylene and polystyrose.
In 2010, the IPCA estimated that 1.5 billion tonnes of plastics were used globally in 2014.
Plastic products are often used as a cheap substitute for other materials.
In the UK in 2015, plastic waste was estimated to be responsible for around 3.7 million tonnes, or 0.6 per cent of total landfill and waste, the UK government said.
Some plastics are made by heating or grinding plastic to form a solid material, which breaks down and can then be reused.
Other plastic products are made of plastic resin and polyester resin.
The waste products are either discarded or recycled into other products, like paper and clothing.
Plastic used in the production of paper and plastic clothing can be toxic, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.
A study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in 2015 said that, compared with previous years, the levels of polychlorination were highest in the US, where plastics were most commonly used, followed by China and Russia.
In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned that the amount of polycarbonate in the plastic used in washing machines and other consumer products was increasing.
Plastic bottles and bottles with labels made of plastics are also known as microplastics, as are plastic containers, and are not intended to be reused, according the UK’s Environment Agency.
Plastic contamination is often linked to the plastics used in toys, sporting equipment and cosmetics, which come from factories or from the manufacturing process of plastics.
Plastic debris and plastic packaging are found in all the household items sold in Britain, according a report by the consumer group Which?
The UK is a big producer of plastic waste.
The report found that around 4.2 million tonnes is produced each year, or 5 per cent, of the waste produced in the country.
About 70 per cent is plastic waste and around 20 per cent plastics used as packaging, according that study.
“The UK is one of the worst polluters in the European Union,” said Professor Walker.
“But the situation is changing rapidly and there are no signs of a solution in sight.”
What is plastic?
Plastic is a composite of many different materials.
Some are synthetic, which means they have a high degree of flexibility and strength, while others are solid, which has a high density and flexibility.
Most plastics are poly