To Go and on the go Containers Every year, about 300 billion pounds of plastic is produced around the world, and only a fraction is recycled. Where does the rest end up? The majority ends up in landfills, the rest in the woods and fields is burned and goes into the air and dumped is into our oceans, the life span of a single plastic bottle can be 100-1000 years. When plastic reaches our oceans, it eventually breaks down due to the action of the sun, wind, and currents, into small, literally bite sized pieces that wildlife confuse with food. About 8% of the world's annual oil production is used toward making plastic products. Using plastic for food is proven to leech cancer-causing chemicals into food. Of course being so prevalent in our packaging it would be impossible to get away from plastic all together, but as in all things we can do our very best by packing our to go meals and water in resusable packaging, it is fun easy and looks cool to.