Prior to March 2018, when China implemented a crackdown on U.S. plastic scraps, the U.S. exported about half of its plastic scrap to China. Since the ban, some waste collection agencies have increased prices or even suspended curbside pickup service. This incident makes it obvious that the development of more viable solutions to managing plastic waste is essential for plastic producers, recyclers, as well as corporations that regularly use plastic. It takes hundreds of years for plastic that is sent to landfills or haphazardly disposed to properly degrade. Plastic waste slowly breaks down into secondary microplastics that are less than five millimeters in length and have been documented in every part of the environment. The environmental devastation caused by plastic waste and the inevitable fragments is evident in our terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Plastic waste is a global environmental problem which must be recognized by consumers, government, and industry.