Well, we cannot deny that plastics does have a lot of benefit in daily use. They are cheap, durable and come in many shape and sizes, which allow us to carry anything no matter how heavy or big it is. This is one of the reason why many company pay attention to produce as much as plastic as possible, since the market of this kind of product is limitless. However, do you know the process and the consequences of producing plastics is extremely harmful to the Earth?

We definitely realize that fracking is terrible for the planet - it contaminates water, soil and air with poisons, it creates underground cavities that collapse into sinkholes, and it raises weight in underground rock formation, destabilizing them, which results in earthquake, even in spots where earthquakes are abnormal. Making an already difficult situation even worse, one of the principle results of fracking is ... plastics. Basically, fossil fuel expelled from shale and other rock formations are used to produce even more plastics, plastics that are effectively disposed of, plastics that normally are intended to be single use.

You may not know that plastics factories are harmful to the earth, to untamed life and to human in different ways, as well. For instance, the British chemical industry giant, Ineos, has 75 assembling offices in 22 nations, including the United States. Notwithstanding contributing to the growth of plastic junk, Ineos facilities can boast an impressive -- and growing -- record of fires, explosions, and chemical leaks.

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“The Ineos facility in Cologne, Germany was the site of a massive fire in 2008, and there have been a series of high profile accidents elsewhere -- a major oil leak in Norway, a number of chemical leaks in France, long-running controversies over chemical dumping in Italy, and the release of toxic gas that resulted in the hospitalization of workers in Belgium,” according to a report written by Food and Water Watch and Food and Water Europe.

(source: Forbes)