Here is an insanely depressing article (pulled out of this somewhat less depressing article (you have to watch an ad)).
It’s great in the MAYBEISHOULDKILLMYSELFNOW kind of way in that it only details the problem and makes no effort to offer any solutions. Basically, all the plastic that has ever been created is still around in some form, mostly in the ocean. No one knows exactly what all this plastic is doing to our environment or our bodies, though some scientists think our genes our going to mutate until we can’t procreate anymore. Which will be good, because then we won’t make any more plastic.
It’s not often that I get worked up about anything because I don’t like to sound shrill. But I hadn’t really considered the impact of plastic bags because I thought they were being recycled. We’re trying not to use plastic bags anymore and hopefully you’ll avoid it as well.