I'm rebuilding this site right now. So a lot of things may look broken. But what better motivation for me to finish it?

Plastic went into things like Formica counters, refrigerator liners, car parts, clothing, shoes, just all sorts of stuff that was designed to be used for a while. Then things took a turn. Where we really started to get into trouble is when it started going into single-use stuff. I call it prefab litter. The outpouring of straws, cups, bags and other ephemera has led to disastrous consequences for the environment.