“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 waste | What 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!
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?
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