How Bad Are Single Use Plastics?

Conscious consumption is a step in the right direction

Cameron Curney

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Acadia Manley

A recycle bin on October 8, 2019 in an Abington High School classroom shows plastic water bottles and contamination of paper products.

Abington seniors Andrew Roy, Reid Norton and Declan Hamill, like many students, do not like the taste of the school water, so they bring their own bottled water from home or purchase it from one of the school’s vending machines. But what is the cumulative effect on the environment with all this single use plastic?

To answer that question, Ms. Nicole Corbett, an environmental science teacher at Abington High, engaged in a brief discussion about single use plastic.