Here’s a really easy way to reduce some single-use plastic in your everyday life… stop chewing (plastic) gum. Did you know that the vast majority of gum manufactured today is made of plastic? Frankly, when I found out, I was shocked! I discovered this disturbing information when I read this well sourced article from My Plastic Free Life. What I discovered was that after World War II chemists formulated a plastic that replaced the natural rubber in most chewing gum.
Read Chewing on Plastic? Yum! here. At the end of the post, Ms. Terry lists the chewing gum companies that still do it the old fashioned way and do not include plastic in their product.
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