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Sobering photos show what a week's worth of plastic looks like for typical families around the world

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Humans produce an estimated 300 million tons of plastic every year.
But plastic is increasingly being recognized as one of the biggest threats to the environment.
Reuters sent photographers around the world to document what a week's worth of plastic looks like for average families.
The use of plastic has exploded in the last half century, so much that we produce an estimated 300 million tons of the stuff every year.
But plastic is increasingly being recognized as one of the biggest threats to the environment - it takes so long to decompose that much of our plastic waste ends up in oceans...
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