Plastic Pollution Resources

Articles, Books and Videos on the Plastics


The new Coal:  Plastics role in Climate Change study


The Duluth Campaign to put a fee on plastic bags

Ocean plastic pollution

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

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

Widespread chemical contamination of recycled plastic pellets globally (IPEN)

US Plastic Waste Export Data

Microplastics in Human Fetus

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

How Microplastics travel globally

Chemical Additives in Plastics Cause Disease and Death

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

Multiple Human Health Risks from Plastic Chain of Production

Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

Microplastics in Beverages and Food 


The Effects of Plastics on Plant Growth in Soil.

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work

Polystyrene Fact Sheet: 8 reasons to ban Styrofoam,Washington%20D.C.%20have%20banned%20it.

Reasons to Ban Plastic Cutlery

Myths about reusable bags and covid

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:


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.


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

Host a Screening of the Story of Plastic

The Global Plastic Treaty – What You Need to Know

Dr. Kara Lavender Law on Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

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