Madeleine Finlay hears from correspondent Sandra Laville about how plastics are made, the environmental and health impacts of the process and what needs to be done to get a handle on plastic pollution

It’s possible to stop using plastic, but it does require effort and limits choices. I have cut back plastic intake by 95% over the past couple of years. Anyone can make the same choice. If we insist on continuing purchasing products that are packaged in plastic we are a part of the problem.

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