Plastic Pollution Resources

There are many threats to our planet and our bodies from plastics as they are produced, used and breaking into infinitely smaller particles. From this page, you can research books, articles and videos to learn more about the problem and possible solutions. 

Advocacy

Articles

What’s the Problem with Using Plastics? Wildlife, climate change, health, solutions enacted

Why? Amount of discarded plastic, amount consumed with food, grocery store savings for eliminating plastic bags

How Can I Reduce My Use of Plastics? Practices that reduce the use of plastics: substitutions, shopping, at home

Books

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLKV8wcKn1E Judith Enck and guest research speakers on the effects of microplastics on our health (One hour)

https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/about/# Break Free From Plastic Movement (Two Minutes)

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/plastic-wars/ Plastic Wars, Plastic Pollution: A Planetary Crisis Season 2020, Episode 8 (One hour)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yomf5pBN8dY Video on why we need to stop plastics in our oceans for good. Oceana.org (Four minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37PDwW0c1so  The Story of Plastics Trailer — Two minutes. You can watch the entire video on Discovery. It is excellent!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfrN-P2VClk Plastics industry insiders reveal the truth about recycling. “Plastic Wars” (One hour)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jkUPahh7to How the plastics industry used recycling to fend off bans. “Plastic Wars” (One hour)