• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Can we clean up plastic for good?

There is no doubt that plastic is a problem. Every year, 300 million tonnes are created. And almost all the plastic ever made is still somewhere on Earth. Some experts say it is a problem we will never fix. Here, It's Okay to be Smart asks: what CAN we do?

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