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How Many Times Can Plastic Be Recycled?

Written by on June 1, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
How Many Times Can Plastic Be Recycled?

Plastic can be recycled one to 10 times, depending on the type, although most can be recycled only once. The seven types of plastic vary in their recycling potential. #plastic #recycling

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Microplastic Pollution is Escalating Around the World, Study Suggests

Written by on May 14, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Microplastic Pollution is Escalating Around the World, Study Suggests

A new study of airborne plastic particles finds that microplastic pollution is escalating around the world. Tiny remains of plastic are more ubiquitous than science had known, according to researchers from Cornell University and Utah State University who teamed up for the study. #microplastics #plasticpollution #microplasticpollution

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We Can’t ‘Burn, Bury or Recycle’ Ourselves Out of the Plastics Crisis

Written by on April 26, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
We Can’t ‘Burn, Bury or Recycle’ Ourselves Out of the Plastics Crisis

A new video by the Story of Stuff Project sheds light on the misconceptions around plastics, pollution, and recycling. #stopusingpalstic

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Masks Are a Ticking Time Bomb

Written by on April 8, 2021 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
Masks Are a Ticking Time Bomb

The planet may be facing a new plastic crisis, similar to the one brought on by bottled water, but this time involving discarded face masks. “Mass masking” continues to be recommended by most public health groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite research showing masks do not significantly reduce the incidence of infection. #masksaredangerous

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Kenyan Woman’s Startup Recycles Plastic Waste into Bricks That Are 5x Stronger Than Concrete

Written by on February 10, 2021 in Conscious Living, Eco-Friendly, Environment, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Kenyan Woman’s Startup Recycles Plastic Waste into Bricks That Are 5x Stronger Than Concrete

An absolutely brilliant young woman in Kenya has started a company manufacturing bricks from recycled plastic. #ecofriendly

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Activists Demand Bolder Efforts to Address Pollution After Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Organs

Written by on August 18, 2020 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Activists Demand Bolder Efforts to Address Pollution After Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Organs

Bolstering activists’ demands to reduce plastic pollution worldwide, Arizona State University scientists on Monday presented their research on finding micro- and nanoplastics in human organs to the American Chemical Society. #plasticpollution

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How Do We Stop Our Dangerous Addiction to Plastic?

Written by on November 6, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
How Do We Stop Our Dangerous Addiction to Plastic?

As the harms of BPA have become more widely known, many companies have started replacing it with other chemicals. However, these replacement chemicals also have no safety record, and as time goes on, we’re finding they’re just as hazardous as BPA. #stopplasticpollution

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New Report Details How Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing ‘False Solutions’

Written by on October 24, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
New Report Details How Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing ‘False Solutions’

A new report out Wednesday from a global environmental coalition named the corporate giants responsible for the most global plastic pollution in a recent tally—with Coca Cola and Nestlé topping the list #plasticpollution

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India is Banning Single-Use Plastic and the Rest of the World Should Too

Written by on September 14, 2019 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
India is Banning Single-Use Plastic and the Rest of the World Should Too

India is freeing themselves of single use plastics

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India Café To Offer Food For Plastics, Then Use To Build Roads

Written by on July 29, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
India Café To Offer Food For Plastics, Then Use To Build Roads

Next month, the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh in the city of Ambikapur will open the country’s first “garbage café,” where attendants will be able to recycle their plastic waste and get a free meal, Reuters reported. #plasticrecycling

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10 Tips To Going Plastic-Free | Dr. Joseph Mercola

Written by on July 17, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
10 Tips To Going Plastic-Free | Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you aren’t actively doing anything to help reduce plastic waste, you’re undoubtedly part of the problem. There are plenty of ways you can help cut down on plastic usage to benefit your health as well as the environment. Here’s how. #plasticfree #plasticpollution #endplasticwaste

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Canada’s Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics and Make Corporations Responsible for Waste Welcomed as ‘Step in the Right Direction’

Written by on June 11, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Canada’s Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics and Make Corporations Responsible for Waste Welcomed as ‘Step in the Right Direction’

Environmental campaigners on Monday welcomed the Canadian government’s new plan to ban certain single-use plastics as early as 2021 and work with provinces and territories to make corporations responsible for their plastic waste.

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The Amount Of Plastic In Oceans Will Triple by 2025, Says Major Report

Written by on March 22, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The Amount Of Plastic In Oceans Will Triple by 2025, Says Major Report

In a recent report by the UK Government Office for Science titled “Future of the Sea,” a grim scenario is painted with regards to ocean pollution by plastics. The report states that total plastic in the oceans will increase from 50 million metric tons in 2015 to 150 million metric tons by 2025, and since there is little to no political action or orchestrated effort to reduce the usage and dependency on plastics, this number will continue to climb from there.

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Sad: Humans Have Created 9 Billion Tons of Plastic in 67 Years

Written by on September 30, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Sad: Humans Have Created 9 Billion Tons of Plastic in 67 Years

Scientists recently calculated how much plastic humans have produced since 1950, and the conclusion is mind-boggling: 9 billion tons, or 8.3 billion metric tons.

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We’ve Thrown So Much Plastic Into the Ocean That Now We’re Literally Eating It

Written by on March 23, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 32 Comments
We’ve Thrown So Much Plastic Into the Ocean That Now We’re Literally Eating It

Humans produce in excess of 300 million tons of plastic each year (equivalent to the combined weight of all adult humans on earth) and nearly “half of this we use just once [and] then throw it away.”

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