Why do humans use plastic even though we know it’s harmful to earth?

Bunch of single-use plastics spread out on a blue table, with the word “STOP” made from plastic straws, surrounded by many plastic spoons & forks.
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A close up of some type of food wrapped in plastic.
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Why plastic?

Underwater photo of a bunch of plastic waste floating.
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Are we thinking about the plastic problem wrong?

A person standing on concrete wrapped with plastic all over its body.
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Moving forward

REFERENCES:

  1. https://www.sciencehistory.org/the-history-and-future-of-plastics
  2. https://thisisplastics.com/environment/the-purpose-of-single-use-plastics/
  3. https://www.bpf.co.uk/packaging/why-do-we-need-plastic-packaging.aspx
  4. https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/global-plastics-market
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/06/dumped-fishing-gear-is-biggest-plastic-polluter-in-ocean-finds-report

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