Plastic is forever, because we make it that way. Petroleum-based plastics do not decompose.
Instead, plastics break apart into tiny pieces that never go away.
These pieces are toxic and soak up even more toxins, which poison any organism unlucky enough to ingest one. And then any larger organism that ingests that one. See where this is heading? You are a large organism.
Plastic can be incinerated, which emits toxic air pollutants. Some plastic can be recycled, but in addition to high energy costs, those new products cause all the same problems.
Partial funding for this project came from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP).
The Glenbrook Water Co-op was recognized as a gold medal national winner for Best Tap Water by the Great American Water Taste Test, and the Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) took first place for Best Tasting Water at the Nevada Rural Water Conference, 3 times since 2011. Since the source of water — Lake Tahoe — is the same for Tahoe Water Suppliers Association (TWSA) members, you can pretty much consider an award for one of these entities to apply to the tap water provided by all of the suppliers.