Plastic is a bi-product of our addiction to ease and having the least amount of effort in our everyday lives. Included in the mesh of issues related to plastic and its use is price. Plastic is cheap and allows for savings in the production of products in the immediate. The cost, however, in the long run to our environment and the energy consumed and petroleum used is high. As consumers, looking to save as much as possible, the immediate is of most concern. I think we can all understand and agree on that. However, long term costs need to become part of our thinking process and a recognition that the costs are payable today or tomorrow.
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