For most of us, hearing the world plastic makes us think of single-use plastics like plastic bags or disposable plastic water bottles, but plastic covers a much wider variety of materials than that. Key points Plastics are versatile, flexible, durable and cheap These benefits become problems when we are trying to dispose of them Dealing […]
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We use 5 trillion plastic bags… per year! That’s 160,000 a second! And over 700 a year for every single person on the planet. We can do better than that. See plastic bags used per year in real time below.
Drinking To Avoid Micro-plastics In Evian you can fill your own bottle with water direct from the mountains So, we've had a look at how plastic bags are a real danger to animals and that they are killing and harming sea life. It's not just plastic bags that are causing problems though. Plastic is extremely […]
I: THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION This unprecedented plastic waste tide appears as vast as the ocean, as ungraspable as the unfathomable mass of microscopic plastic fragments present at sea, transported by winds and currents, yet, ultimately, the plastic tide can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral […]
Scott Deshefy Plastic bags and packaging were introduced in the 1950s. Transparent cellophane wrappers enabled shoppers to rummage through pre-cut portions of food, less appealing sides down and hidden by grocers, who adulterated others with waxes and dyes. When it came to durables, plastic packaging posed obstacles to light-fingered customers and gave illusions of grandeur […]