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22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenproducts, green, recycling, sustainable, plastic pollution, environment, eco-friendly )

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It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, doesn't it?

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Monday April 7, 2014, 3:51 pm
Just a miserable article. plastic came into the retail world in the 70's. It was lighter, and easier to manage. t=Yet, glass gave us a refund, and we collected it. Soda was the big refund.
I miss glass. It was cleaner, and less of a recycling horror as a simple orang juice container.

Freya H (357)
Monday April 7, 2014, 3:53 pm
I recycle plastic, use canvas/cloth bags for grocery shopping, reuse plastic forks and spoons, have a reusable coffee mug at work, among other things I do, if I may brag.

Kit B (276)
Monday April 7, 2014, 4:08 pm

Knowing what we do know about plastic and still only a few cities and towns have switched to not using plastic bags in the grocery and department stores. Fish, birds and turtles mistake the plastic for food and die, our oceans are dying. We have to take all of this very seriously.

Brenda P (125)
Monday April 7, 2014, 7:56 pm
Unbelievable!!!!!! noted

Carole K (195)
Monday April 7, 2014, 8:53 pm
The most salient point of this article to me is that 93% of US citizens test positive for BPA in their bodies!!! That can't be good, now; can it? Please tell me someone is investigating the health effects of all this plastic in our environment being absorbed into living organisms. Horrifying!

Victoria P (49)
Monday April 7, 2014, 11:59 pm
Noted and shared w/ fb, ty.

Ben O (171)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 12:48 am
I can remember a time when we had no plastic, and we were getting along just fine...
One thing I can't understand is; -WHY the hell does all that plastic end up i our oceans...???
We humans are worthless!!!

Mark H (44)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 8:10 am
TY... this bothers me every day. How can we stop this poisoning?

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 9:32 am
Thanks for sharing.

I think serious thought needs to be given not just to recycling, which is good, but re-using, which is better. In the Netherlands you have to pay a deposit on bottles, which you get back when you return the bottle, which is then sorted, cleaned and re-used.

Philip Heinlein (474)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 5:13 pm
Education is the key to getting people to care enough to take action.

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:18 am

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Friday April 11, 2014, 8:32 am

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Saturday April 12, 2014, 2:00 pm
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