Y'all, I am not going to lie to you. We use a loooooooot of plastic. Look around your kitchen. Think about the last item you just bought. Take a look at your recycling and garbage next time it's garbage day. It's just really difficult to avoid plastic. The United States, alone, produces over 35 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.
And even though we are able to recycle many plastic products, not all plastics are recyclable.