Tag: plastic pollution
The Rainbow Warrior and the Beluga have set sail in the Mediterranean Sea protesting the plastic pollution and asking supporters to join the Plastic-Free-Future Campaign.
Zero-packaging stores show, in their own small way, a viable and healthier alternative to the current system. Both for ourselves, local economies and the planet.
"Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics."
In other words, if someone could collect and recycle all the unrecycled plastic on earth, this person would be richer than any individual on the planet.
"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.