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How I Learned To Survive Without Single-Use Plastic

By Ariana Palmieri

Humans have generated more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic since large-scale plastic production began. And while many of us now recycle, only nine percent of plastic actually ends up being turned into something else.

Yeah. That's a lot of waste. 

For this reason alone, I decided to swear off single-use plastics like plastic cups, cutlery and plates. Here's how (and why) I live plastic free — and how you can, too.