Plastic Fast

Plastic garbage

 

They do have a place in the modern world but just as lead poisoned the Romans, plastics, of all kinds, are toxic to every living thing. Widespread for less than 50 years, we toss over 30 million TONS of plastic waste, including bags, bottles and packaging for food into the ground each year. Made from oil and designed not to decay for up to 1000 years, plastics are a major cause of climate change, decomposing into poisonous molecular bits, affecting soil, water and air. And at sea, the UN estimates there are 46,000 pieces of plastic waste in every square mile of ocean. Swirling plastic gyres that dwarf Texas, daily strangle, starve and poison millions of creatures that support sea life. On land, plastics slow-poison our food chain. Join us for simple ideas on how you can reduce plastic use and waste in your life.

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Links/ Info/ Sources

Beth Terry
http://myplasticfreelife.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Free-How-Kicked-Plastic-
Habit/dp/1616086246/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346024201&sr=8-1&keywords=My+Plastic+
Free+Life

http://www.buygreen.com/plasticfreethebook
bybethterry.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnUjTHB1lvM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
3JXWRVrFiKs&feature=youtube_gdata

http://blisstree.com/live/ways-to-use-less-plastic-242/

 

http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20110616/
NEWS06/706169981/Is-it-time-to-bag-plastic?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9A7Z3jltUU

 

Campaign Against the Plastic Plague
www.earthresource.org

 

Sources of non-Plastic goods/Info

http://www.badplastics.com/alternatives-to-plastics.html

http://lifewithoutplastic.com/

www.lush.com

www.environmentaltoothbrush.com

www.preserveproducts.com

http://lifelessplastic.blogspot.com/

http://loveyourearth.org/Plastic_Bag_Facts.html

www.roseofsharonacres.com

DIY Cosmetics

www.safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=233

 

Plastics and Health, Related Links

http://walking.about.com/od/hydration/a/bpa09-2008.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/bpa-narrowed-
arteries-coronary-artery-stenosis_n_1783354.html

http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update
0706a.shtml

http://www.brita.com/filter-for-good/say-no-to-bottled-
water/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&
utm_term=Plastic+Facts&utm_campaign=FFG

http://plastics.americanchemistry.com/Plastic-Resin-
Codes-PDF

http://earth911.com/recycling/plastic/plastic-bottle-
recycling-facts/

http://www.saynotoplastics.com/plastic-facts/

http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/plastics.htm

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/
2007/06/will_my_plastic_bag_still_be_here_in_2507.html

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/
0,9171,1821664,00.html

http://www.algalita.org/index.php

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