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We've gotten so accustomed to having plastic in our lives that those of us who refuse things like plastic bags at the store are viewed as odd. What is odd, though, is how we don't question where plastic comes from or where it is going. It's almost as if people think there is a little plastics fairy who creates and destroys it. The sad truth is that we use precious fuels in manufacturing plastic, polluting our environment in the process, and then trashing our land and water with the discards. As I've said before, recycling does not legitimately address the problem. Refusal (to use it) and reduction do.