The total world plastic production in the first decade of this century has roughly equalled the total plastic production of the entire 20th century. However what has gone almost unnoticed is the disposal problem this has made and continues to make. We now have millions of tons of plastic to dispose of every year. In fact around 30 million tons in the USA, 5 million tons in the UK, and for a small population like Australia over 1.5 million tons of plastic waste is disposed of each year. Unfortunately most of this goes to landfill with only a small percentage being recycled. This is unsustainable, and the problem will only get worse unless we change our consumer habits. As well as more recycling being needed, we believe if single-use plastic must be used then it should be made to biodegrade where it will be disposed to.