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Plastics Manufacturers Have Known About Plastic Harm Since 1970

By Fredrica Syren: Let’s be honest about plastic. And I mean inconveniently honest. Plastic is found in everything these days: food, hygiene products, phones, computers, cars, even gum. Here is the harsh truth: plastic never goes away and most of it — like grocery bags, micro beads, straws and bottles …

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Why Cotton Swabs Should Be Something of the Past

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a sad fact that humans already have added more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic to the ocean. For lots of people, though, it’s hard to connect how our daily habits might be adding to this huge amount of plastic. Ok, so we already have heard …

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Plastic Pollution–Plastic Taking Over Our Oceans

By Larraine Roulston: Plastic! A Waste or Resource? Plastic pollution in the ocean is a bigger problem than first imagined. A report revealed that there are over 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons floating in our oceans and seas. This amount translates into 700 pieces of plastic for …

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Ocean Life Facing Mass Extinction–Time For Change Is Now

By Kim Robson: A groundbreaking new study published last month in the journal Science shows that ocean life is facing an unprecedented level of damage and possible mass extinction. A team of scientists analyzed data from hundreds of sources, including discoveries in the fossil record and statistics on modern container …

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