The health implications of consuming microplastics found in food and liquids

  Research findings show that you, unknowingly, eat thousands of plastic every year. Though abundant in water, air, and common foods, it’s unclear consuming microplastic might affect our health. The tiny pieces of plastic scientists call microplastics are everywhere. They sit at the bottom of the sea, mix into beach sand, and blow in the wind. … Continue reading The health implications of consuming microplastics found in food and liquids

The problem with recycling plastic and what we can do about it

The term "recycling" is misleading when applied to most plastics. "Recycling" implies that the product is reintroduced to the economy as a fresh version of itself. E.g., glass bottles are recycled to make new glass bottles, aluminium soda cans are recycled to make new soda cans and recycled newspaper is used to create new newspaper. However, when … Continue reading The problem with recycling plastic and what we can do about it

How you can help save our seas

The United Nations Environmental Programme's Clean Seas campaign serves to connect smaller organisations wanting to make a difference in the ocean waste problem. Its research has made awareness tools available to the public that truly put the plastic problem in perspective - even we use their infographics. Currently, it is cheaper for companies to simply make new plastic from … Continue reading How you can help save our seas