Tag: plastic pollution
"Our society's addiction to throwaway plastic is fueling a global environmental crisis that must be tackled at source."
Internationally there are 32 countries that have plastic bag bans in place.
“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."
People could be ingesting approximately 2,000 microplastics each year through commercial salt alone without knowing how harmful the effects could be.
In the U.S. specifically, a total of 70 cleanups determined that Nestlé, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola were the worst corporate plastic polluters, in that order.
The law, which will enter into force Jan. 1, prohibits restaurants from providing straws unless a customer requests one. It covers only sit-down eateries, not fast food restaurants, delis or coffee shops.
A new study concluded that "plastic is contaminating almost every corner of the environment and its ecosystems."
According to recent estimates, over 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year.