I was incredibly disappointed to hear about the cessation of plastic recycling in our area. Those that recycle and pay attention to the trash we routinely throw out realize that plastic contributes substantially to the overall waste from our society. It is virtually everywhere and litters our roads, waterways, parks, oceans and beaches including some of the remotest parts of our planet. And although it does ultimately degrade, it is a very slow process.
If there was only one item we could recycle it should be plastic. Virtually everything we buy, consume and use on a daily basis is packaged in or made from plastic. And our planet is increasingly drowning in it to the detriment of all of us, especially marine wildlife.
It is my hope that local officials will quickly find a solution so that we can start recycling plastic again.
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