Plastics may actually be co-opted to help reduce harm to the environment — but only if we stop screwing it up in all those other ways we mess with it… more
Environmentalists and residents recently forced Formosa Plastics, a plastics supplier described by judges as a “serial offender” against the environment, to suspend the construction of a proposed 2,400 acre petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana. … more
Scientists are showing that we are sending tons of tiny plastic particles into our soils each year, potentially affecting crops and our health. … more
Trash can travel throughout the world’s rivers and oceans, accumulating on beaches and within gyres. This debris harms physical habitats, transports chemical pollutants, threatens aquatic life, and interferes with human uses of river, marine, and coastal environments.
The U.S., and other Western countries, as a result has lost the ability to depend on China has lost the ability to depend on China in terms of waste management – thus sending the global recycling industry into chaos. Visual Capitalist notes that while outsourcing waste to China was never a sustainable solution, the U.S. has now unexpectedly taken on the environmental and economic burdens that come with it… more