We had not determined at that time to what extent our brains and bodies had incorporated the waste. Little did we know that the bacteria, which had been released to clean up the environment, had begun to take over our minds and bodies.
Slowly but surely, the bacteria began to change us. We started to experience strange and terrifying visions, and our behavior became increasingly erratic. Some people began to suffer from paranoia and delusions, while others developed an insatiable hunger for anything plastic.
The worst part was that those who had been infected with the bacteria seemed to be unable to control their actions. People would randomly attack each other, and no one knew why. It was as if the bacteria had taken over their minds and were driving them to commit heinous acts.
It soon became clear that the bacteria had mutated and had become something far more sinister than we had ever imagined. We had unwittingly unleashed a virus that had the potential to destroy our entire society.
We had no choice but to fight back. We developed vaccines and treatments to help combat the virus, but it was too late. The bacteria had spread too far and too fast, and it seemed that the only way to stop it was to completely eradicate it.
In the end, we managed to contain the virus and restore some sense of normalcy to our lives. But the damage had been done, and we were left with the reminder of our mistake. We had not anticipated the consequences of our actions, and we would never forget the horror of what we had unleashed.