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The plastic we recycle is actually terrible for the environment

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If you use your plastic in the trash, it’s most likely to make its way around the world, where it is harmful to the health and safety at risk for the development of the countries, according to a new Guardian report.

The planet is still covered with the plastic and the beaches are filled with sea life to choke on, a new report finds that we’re already in the drink with a credit card for an amount up to the size of the plastic every week on our drinking water. Needless to say, recycling is a good idea.

Until it’s done wrong. That plastic water bottle you drop it into a trash can on the streets of New York is the city that is not always broken down and made into a new product. Sometimes, it’s all over the world, in someone’s back yard, he takes his place among the scores of grocery bags and snack bags. [Photos: The top 10 Most Polluted Places]

The U.S. ships about 1 million metric tons of plastic waste, the foreign countries in each year. A lot of the plastic is to be used, in order to end up in China, where it is recycled; that is, the land was abruptly stopped by the majority of the plastic waste imports in 2017. Now, a good proportion of US plastics waste that is delivered to some of the poorest countries in the world for recovery and recycling, including Bangladesh, Laos, Ethiopia, and Senegal, the Guardian reported.

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Last year, about 68,000 containers are made of plastic, the recycling of waste generated in the U.S. were being shipped to developing countries that mismanage more than 70% of their plastic waste, and wrote to them. For example, Malaysia and dumping, or don’t have 55% of its plastic waste, but it will get more of US recycle more than any other country, they wrote. What’s more, it is estimated to be between 20% and 70% of the plastic waste that goes into recycling facilities around the world, it is unusable, and is discarded as a waste, according to the report.

This will have to be in the trash can, which nest on the beaches and streets of the city, and the increase in the number of plastic manufacturing facilities that are popping up in these countries, posing health risks to the citizens living in polluted water, and the smell of plastic fumes, they wrote.

This report is part of the Guardian’s six-month-long Toxic America series.

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Originally published on Live Science.

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