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Sometimes it seems like everything in modern America is made of plastic. The versatile material is in our cars, toys, packaging, clothing, home goods, food utensils, and so much more — but it’s also littering our streets, clogging our waterways, and choking marine life. In fact, one 2016 study found that 32% of plastic packaging ends up in our oceans every year.
Many plastics can be readily recycled, but according to National Geographic, a whopping 91% of plastic has never even been recycled. With all the different rules and symbols, it can be confusing for