THE REAL TASTE OF PLASTIC


Despite being banned in baby bottles, and infant packaging, BPA-Bisphenol is still widely used in reusable water bottles, plastic plates, canned goods, and even grocery receipts. BPA is a known hormone disruptor causing all sorts of health problems. 

Products being touted as BPA free, often release chemicals that have more hormone disrupting effects than the BPA products they replaced. For example, Formaldehyde and Styrene, found in disposable coffee cups, are known carcinogens listed by the US Department of Health and Human services. Additionally, The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that people can be exposed to small amounts of styrene found in food packaging.  

Even the plastic we reuse in our households to store and reheat food, are exposing us to leached chemicals due to the stress of daily use.

MICRO- AGGRESSION

Microfibers are plastic fibers that shed from synthetic clothing. Microfibers can be released from any synthetic- fabric, including polyester, rayon, acrylics or blends of these materials with natural materials. So our high tech jackets, sports-wear, and even our underwear, have synthetic materials woven into the fabric.

Scientist and researchers estimate that synthetic microfibers are the single largest contributor to watershed and ocean plastic pollution.

Tests on 150 samples of tap water, on five continents, found microscopic plastic fibers. Nearly every sample in the US, 94%, contained plastic microfibers.

We are drinking our clothes!

DEATH BY PLASTIC

 

PLASTIC BAGS LOOK LIKE FOOD

JUST RECYCLE, AND WE'RE GOOD RIGHT?

Plastics have been around since the early 1950's. At first it was touted as a miracle of modern convenience, and would promote our safety. Steadily it became more and more of a part of the products we consumed, and the single-use culture we promoted. But out of 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste produced, only 9% has been recycled. Of the rest, 12% has been incinerated, and 79% has accumulated in landfills and the natural environment. 

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT RECYCLING

https://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Plastic-and-Health-The-Hidden-Costs-of-a-Plastic-Planet-February-2019.pdf

https://ipen.org/sites/default/files/documents/ipen-ocean-pollutants-v2_1-en-web.pdf

https://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/04/bpa-free-does-not-mean-safe-most-plastics-leach-hormone-disrupting-chemicals/

http://naturalsociety.com/styrene-deemed-probably-carcinogenic-humans-by-iarc-1461/#ixzz5bbhKZkT4

http://naturalsociety.com/disposable-coffee-cups-containers-found-to-harbor-carcinogens/#ixzz5bbiJdn3u

https://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/Styrene_FactSheet.html

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tfacts53.pdf

https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/roc/content/listed_substances_508.pdf

https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/

http://www.allatonce.org/

http://www.no-burn.org/

https://storyofstuff.org/uncategorized/the-story-of-microfibers-faqs/

https://www.cawrecycles.org/ab-2379-bloom

http://theoceanproject.org/

https://orbmedia.org/stories/Invisibles_plastics/

https://www.5gyres.org/