HUMANS HAVE PRODUCED BILLIONS TONS OF PLASTIC THROUGHOUT HISTORY

BY DOUGLAS MAIN ON 7/19/17 AT 2:07 PM EDT In the classic ’60s film The Graduate, a family friend gives the protagonist an iconic piece of advice. “One word… plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.” That advice couldn’t have been more prescient. Though the world hadn’t seen so much as a plastic bag prior to about 1950, it is […]