We’re not talking about a single plastic barrel, but hundreds of plastic barrels being dumped in the United States every day, according to a new report from the Consumer Federation of America.
That’s the biggest waste in the world right now, according the report, which found that plastic bottles were “disposing of themselves at alarming rates.”
Plastic bottles are one of the world’s largest single consumer goods, accounting for $5 trillion in sales each year.
Plastic barrels have become a new category of product in recent years, and their continued presence in the marketplace has prompted some to wonder if it’s possible for plastic to continue to grow.
The problem is, the problem is getting worse, according Toke Tofell, president of the consumer group, which released its report Friday.
In its most recent annual report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that more than 1.6 billion plastic bags were used in the US each year, and another 1.5 billion were tossed away in landfills each year in 2016.
Plastic waste is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the modern economy, and the problems of plastic waste are growing exponentially.
It’s not just the containers themselves that are contributing to the problem.
Plastic is also being mixed into other products, according TOKE TOFELL, PRESIDENT OF CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA.
Plastic containers are one thing.
Plastic bottle caps are another.
Plastic water bottles are another, according TOFELT.
The waste is being shipped to landfilling facilities that have been linked to a number of serious illnesses, including cancers.
The plastic bottle is also entering the food chain, with companies like Tesco and Lidl using plastic bags as packaging.
Plastic packaging is being used to make other items, like toothpaste, shampoo, shampoo containers, and toilet paper.
And, plastic bottles are being used in everything from cleaning products to detergent.
“We’re seeing more and more plastic bottles in the food supply,” TOFESSEN said in a statement.
“It’s a concern that we’re seeing in the workplace, it’s a growing concern in our environment and it’s an increasing concern for our kids and young adults.
We’ve got to think about the plastic that we are eating and what that is doing to our environment.”
The problem isn’t limited to the food and beverage sector, either.
Plastic bottles were also found to be entering the water supply, according CNN.
“People are not taking their trash out when they leave their homes and recycling is the fastest way to do that,” Tofelle said.
“If you’re going to recycle it, don’t put it in plastic bottles.”
Plastic is still being used for many other products.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, plastic has become one of three major consumer products in use in the country, and plastic is often used in things like car seats, shower curtains, washing machines, washing bags, and other items.
It has become such a major problem that the Food and Drug Administration in 2016 asked for the mandatory labeling of plastic bottles to inform consumers about what they’re putting in their food and drink.
But plastic bottles aren’t the only source of plastic.
The US has become a global leader in the recycling of waste, according The Washington Post.
According the Post, in 2014, the world recycled around 85% of its plastic waste, which is the third largest recyclable sector.
Plastic has been added to that list since 2014, with the US currently the top recycler, according Bloomberg News.
And the country’s recycling rate has remained fairly steady for decades, despite growing demand.
The United States is one of only three countries in the industrialized world that recycles plastic.
“The recycling is absolutely critical, it keeps the waste off the streets,” Toffell said.
But that’s not enough.
Plastic pollution continues to spread, and it could be affecting the US economy for years to come.