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The New York Times published an article by Tatiana Schlossberg yesterday about the impact of plastics across the planet. It is worth a read. It summarizes the results of the first major study of the impact of plastic waste on the planet. As you can imagine, the impacts are huge. We throw away millions of tons of plastics each year and 5-13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean annually. Most of the waste we throw away comes from packaging. We are truly in a new age where plastic is our geologic marker like dinosaur bones are in the Jurassic. But I predict that the age of dinosaurs will last longer than the age of plastic.