It is great that thanks to modern chemistry, we have plastics that last for decades, house paints that last for years, and materials that never rust or corrode or degrade. It was not long ago that painting your house was a yearly event - or something you did every other year, at best. Scraping and painting and puttying your wood-frame windows was a springtime chore. And they never opened very well in any event - the wood swelling and shrinking with the seasons. Today, we have the miracle of plastic, PVC, and vinyl. You can side a house and never paint it in your lifetime. It truly is amazing.
The downside of course is that this shit never goes away, and some folks are raising the alarm that microscopic bits of plastic, broken down from big chunks of plastic, are being found in the tissues of most animal life on the planet. Fine particles of plastic are now a permanent part of the ocean and in the fish you eat - and maybe in you as well.
It is alarming, but of course, there isn't much we can do about it in the short-term. Even if we stopped making plastic today - 100% - it would take decades if not a century or more for the existing plastic to work its way down the food chain - and back up again, so to speak. But maybe, like with chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants and the ozone hole, we can come up with alternatives that break down over time. This may mean, of course, that the vinyl siding on your home may now have a shelf-life of five years or so - something most of us are not willing to live with.
Non-woven spun fibers are another one of these modern miracles. They are in those FedEx bags you might use to ship something, or in the disposable diaper you use (or Donald Trump uses - a friend points out that the President has suspicious bulges in his ample pants. Is he incontinent or merely bulging from below the waistline?). They are, in short, in just about everything.
But one place they should not be, is in your sink or toilet!