The Health Impacts of plastic pollution was discussed as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste
What can individuals do to protect their own health?
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Your experience with plastic pollution and what are you currently doing to combat it?
Plastic pollution is a global problem. How do we tackle it?
Question: Are there any examples of the impacts of plastic pollution on human health and wildlife?
- Start your learning by listening to this discussion about the Status of Oceans & Plastic Pollution panelists from Plastic Pollution Coalition, Save Our Shores, 5Gyres & Plastics for Change give you information about what the exact problem is and …
Watch Environmental Attorney Lisa Boyle discuss the health impacts of plastic pollution with Author and Mountaineer, Arlene Blum, Marine Scientist, Abby Barrows and Stacy Malkan, Co-founder of U.S. Right to Know. This panel is organized as part of the Oceans & Plastic Pollution theme curated by Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition (@plasticpollutes) under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise (@bewastewise)
“Bio-plastics have a role, but there is no standard to say what makes a bio-plastic which truly degrades in the ocean.” ~ Nicholas Mallos
“The oceans are so huge. Cleaning them up is like sifting the Sahara desert by using a kitchen strainer.” ~ Bill Francis
“As I learned more and more about plastic recycling, I discovered that it has its own drawbacks. So, I started reducing my own personal plastic as the first step .” ~ Beth Terry
“When people see you do it, it becomes part of the norm. So, take your own bag to the store and bring your own bottles.” ~ Beth Terry
“Plastic pollution isn’t just about plastic in the oceans but the entire life-cycle of plastics, from when it’s first made, through all the pathways until it becomes plastic pollution” ~Nicholas Mallos
Are we becoming a plastic society?
Plastic seems all pervasive and unavoidable. Since the 1960s our use of plastic has increased dramatically, and subsequently, the portion of our garbage that is made up of plastic has also increased from …