Plastics are insidious, and we are so dependent upon them. We try to recycle, but let's be honest, who is really that diligent about it? Also, NY doesn't recycle many of the plastics we use (take- out containers, yogurt containers etc).
This is a very entertaining video from the TED Conference about recycling. Makes a boring topic easy to understand, though depressing. Please watch, and learn something new today.