Plastics help us to do more with less in many ways. Because they’re durable, lightweight, and versatile plastics can help you reduce waste and consume less energy. From reusing refillable sports bottles to recycling your grocery bags, bottles or containers into new useful products, plastics can help conserve raw materials and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

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Plastic Bags Help Poor Farmers Save Food in Africa

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Innovations in health, medical, and safety tools—often made possible with plastics—help save countless lives, prevent diseases, and avoid injuries across the globe. Whether for children in sub-Sahara Africa or for suburban American families, these advances help improve basic hygiene, contribute to safety, and enable lifesaving measures.  Some examples in the developing world: Plastic Package Delivers…