Plastic is in your poo, you’re eating it:

“A study has detected microplastics in human excrement for the first time, raising larger questions about how the tiny particles can affect our health.” – EcoWatch | “We’re eating plastic without even realising it.” – Huffington Post | “We are eating our waste — mismanagement has come back to us on our dinner plates” – Chelsea Rochman.

More: Microplastics Detected in Human Stool Samples for First Time | Plastic Has Been Found In Human Poo For The First Time (Huffington Post) | More: Microplastics in human stool (news) | Microplastics health effects

What you can do: Easy ways to reduce your plastic wasteWhat can you do about plastic pollution? | How to reduce microplastics | Single use plastics | Poster

Top 5 plastic polluters: Nestlé, Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coca-Cola  (Greenpeace | CBC)

The environment is not something “out there”. We become the chemicals we eat, we drink, we breath. There’s no separation. It’s time to stop single use plastics!

Media Literacy Week in Canada

In a world where we’re all ensconced in bubbles of comfort, faith and certainty, how do we boldly seek out honest information? How can we balance between “credible/respected” sources, vs. radical new approaches?

How can we distinguish positive, creative solutions from pseudoscience, fake news and quackery? In a world where often there’s no concrete answer, how do we deal with complexity and uncertainty, yet still move forward?

In the face of so much bad news, how can we avoid the temptation of sticking our heads in the sand — cynicism, avoidance and apathy? How can we not only get good info, but go beyond that and do the right thing in our homes, communities and world?

Event in Ottawa: Join CBC Ottawa for a night of conversation, debate and analysis, Tuesday November 6 at the NAC in Ottawa.

“People are, generally speaking, either dead certain or totally indifferent. Be neither…” — Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

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