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PLASTICS VS THE PLANET


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

Micro-plastics and microfibers are shed from all plastics as they degrade with usage and wear and tear. They can come from synthetic clothing, sponges, glitter, even tea bags.

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. 

Microscopic plastic fibers were found in nearly every sample of tap water in the US, 94%.We are drinking our clothes!

DEATH BY PLASTIC

 

PLASTIC BAGS LOOK LIKE FOOD

Marine turtles are especially threatened because their favorite prey, jellyfish, look extremely similar to plastic bags. 

JUST RECYCLE, AND WE'RE GOOD RIGHT?

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT RECYCLING

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

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/