I envision a future where the world is free of plastic and everyone is educated about the production and recycling of plastic. I value education and people being educated about the things they consume. People are too naive and unaware of their surroundings for their own good. We need to educate ourselves about where what we use comes from and the impacts it has on the environment. Plastic is not something we go and seek out rather it comes as a by-product of what we buy. We don’t even think about the plastic packaging, we throw it to the side, as long as we get the product inside we are good, We don’t stop to think about where the plastic we are throwing away is going and what will happen with it. As we learned today, plastic recycling does not work, at least not in a timely manner. The time it takes for plastic to dispose of is extremely long, for example, it takes a plastic bag around 1000 years to break down in a landfill, where it reaches when we throw it away and do not recycle properly. In terms of interventions, banning single-use plastics will go a long way, and is actually going a long way in Canada currently. Single-use plastic will be prohibited completely as of December 20, 2022, but it is already implemented in many places today including Vancouver. Strict laws should also be introduced that hold the producers of these plastics accountable for their actions.