How Plastic affects the environment

Please be sure to include an approximately 5-6 page written essay that summarizes your research and make sure you use at least 5-6 scholarly sources like journal articles for your investigation.  In addition, the committee suggested that you focus specifically on no more than 2-3 types of plastic so as to go deeper and less broad on your research. As an honors project, make sure you stay focused more on research and less on the marketing aspects

explain how plastics affect the environment by describing the amount of plastics in landfills, how long it takes for plastic to degrade, how the effect plastics are having on ocean life, how much energy is required to make plastics, and also explain what microplastics are and the effects they have