With the onset of climate change, entirely new groupings of species are expected, with no likelihood that they have a past history of cooccurrence.
Focusing on paper, metal, and plastics produces the greatest reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere and the most profitable operations.
We need to incentivize plastic recycling
A lot of the proven reserves of fossil fuels must remain in the ground—never to be exploited.
The microparticles in soil and sediments may persist indefinitely, casting a sedimentary record of human activity on the planet.
Overall the blame for plastic pollution rests on you and me.