We are killing our planet in so many ways.
In brief, when the plastic is left on the ground or thrown into the ocean, sooner or later it begins to give off damaging substances which poison the soil and water. Because of this decomposing process a microplastics is being formed in the World Ocean. It is swallowed up by the marine life and afterwards by us. Even if plastic is being recycled, the processing to raw material emits enormous amounts of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. This intensify the problem of the Greenhouse Effect and respectively of the Global Warming. Now tell me, would take a straw in the bar or plastic bag from the store again?