Plastic is among the most widely used materials in the world today. Unfortunately, it is non-biodegradable so when it is not recycled, it goes into the landfill and it stays there for a long time. It is estimated that it takes about 20 years for plastic to decompose while it takes 250 years before a plastic cup rots. It also takes a lot of energy to create plastic. Manufacturers burn a lot of fossil fuel to meet the demand for plastic. Burning fossil fuel is extremely detrimental to the environment and it is one of the primary causes of global warming. If plastic is recycled, energy will be saved and also greenhouse gases will be reduced.