MANILA, Philippines – Plastic has become so much a part of human life that we take it for granted. We see plastic everywhere: plastic toothbrushes in our bathroom, plastic bottle caps in the convenience store, plastic bags in the mall, plastic candy wrappers in the cafeteria.
But what happens when these plastic products leave us? Plastics, often improperly discarded, end up in our waterways and eventually in our oceans.
They release toxic chemicals into the water, trap and kill marine creatures, pollute beautiful beaches and eventually end up harming us.