Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright calls for a supermarket Plastic Free Aisle in the I paper.
From New York to Newcastle, Nairobi to New Delhi, wherever you go in the world, the trail of plastic will always follow you.
Since the mass consumption of plastic began in the fifties, the world has been in the throes of a terrible addiction to throwaway packaging. Plastic has conquered the world, and it is now a pervasive ever-present in our day-to-day lives.
Plastic has become a byword for commercial triumph, technological innovation, and human achievement. The perceived wisdom is that the more prosperous a society, the more plastic it uses. Plastic is seen as a necessary biproduct of a dynamic economy where to be a citizen is to be a consumer. To resist plastic is to resist progress, or so it sometimes feels like.
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