Plastic Pollution Resources

Articles, Books and Videos on the Plastics

Report:  

The new Coal:  Plastics role in Climate Change study

https://www.beyondplastics.org/plastics-and-climate

Articles:

The Duluth Campaign to put a fee on plastic bags

http://www.bagitduluth.org/

Ocean plastic pollution

https://plasticoceans.org/the-facts/

https://plastics.oceana.org/?_ga=2.15180918.1524395739.1661302386-172237196.1661302386

75% of the people want a worldwide ban on single use plastics.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/75-people-want-single-plastics-000351848.html

Chemical Pollution is now threatening earth’s life support systems. 

https://chemtrust.org/news/global-chemical-pollution/

Widespread chemical contamination of recycled plastic pellets globally (IPEN)

US Plastic Waste Export Data

https://ipen.org/documents/widespread-chemical-contamination-recycled-plastic-pellets-globally

https://ipen.org/news/new-global-studies-show-health-threats-throughout-plastics-supply-chain

Microplastics in Human Fetus

‘Matter of great concern’: Scientists find microplastics in human placenta for 1st time

How Microplastics travel globally

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/04/atmospheric-travel-scientists-find-microplastic-everywhere

Chemical Additives in Plastics Cause Disease and Death

https://www.endocrine.org/topics/edc/plastics-edcs-and-health

Link between prenatal exposure to various endocrine-disrupting chemicals and the rising prevalence of a potentially cancer-causing liver disease in children.

Rates of Childhood Liver Disease Are Rapidly Rising – Scientists May Have Discovered Why

Chemical Additives Cause Brain Cell Damage

https://newatlas.com/science/bpa-chemicals-plasticizers-damage-brain-cells/?itm_source=newatlas&itm_medium=article-body

Multiple Human Health Risks from Plastic Chain of Production

Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

Microplastics in Beverages and Food

https://www.statista.com/chart/18299/how-we-eat-drink-and-breathe-microplastics/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/15/microplastics-found-in-more-than-90-of-bottled-water-study-says 

 

The Effects of Plastics on Plant Growth in Soil.

https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ppp3.10071

https://qz.com/2150031/plastic-use-in-agriculture-is-contributing-to-climate-change/

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/plastic-recycling-doesn-e2-80-99t-work-and-will-never-work/ar-AAXSmkG

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/whopping-91-percent-plastic-isnt-recycled/

Polystyrene Fact Sheet: 8 reasons to ban Styrofoam

https://greendiningalliance.org/2015/10/8-reasons-to-ban-styro-foam/#:~:text=These%20are%20the%20reasons%20people,Washington%20D.C.%20have%20banned%20it.

Reasons to Ban Plastic Cutlery

https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/environmental-impact-plastic-cutlery-and-solutions.php

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauratenenbaum/2019/07/16/plastic-cutlery-is-terrible-for-the-environment-and-we-dont-need-to-have-it-delivered/?sh=7c93c1e34019

Myths about reusable bags and covid

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/victoria-rome/paper-or-plastic-neither-grocery-shopping-during-covid-19

Dr.Shanna H. Swan’s book:  Countdown:  How Our World is Threatening Sperm Counts,  Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race, Scribner, New York, 2020

Alternatives to throwaway plastic:

https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/we-choose-reuse/

https://www.beyondplastics.org/actions/join-reuse-revolution

https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/2021/04/29/what-we-waste-report-top-asian-countries-with-sharpest-decline-of-market-share-of-refillables-in-the-beverage-industry-identified-in-landmark-global-report/

Books: 

Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle, 2002

Erica Cirino, Thicker Than Water, The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis  (Island Press, 2021)

Susan Freinkel,  Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011)

Paul Hawken, The Ecology of Commerce, 1993

Shanna Swan, Countdown (Simon & Shuster, 2020)

Colin Woodward. Ocean’s End: Travels Through Endangered Seas. New York: Basic Books, 2000.

Videos:

Plastics: Earth Super Polluters hosted by Impacts of Plastics A-Z

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaEiBK2a2as

Host a Screening of the Story of Plastic

https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/films-and-documentaries/

The Global Plastic Treaty – What You Need to Know

https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/ppc-webinar-031622

Dr. Kara Lavender Law on Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP04G1wJEqY

Ours: Plastics Recycling is a Lie. April 18, 2022

 

Older but so worth watching

Wasteminster: A Downing Street Disaster. May 17, 2021

Bill Nye and Coca-Cola Called Out For ‘Greenwashing’

Now This Earth reports on ours.  April 23, 2022