Plastics Are Bad

Updated 2024

The cumulative bad effects of plastics are often overlooked.

This is serious not only because of long term and worsening permanent effects on the environment but also direct effects on human health. Failure to recycle plastics and the enthusiastic support of the fossil fuel industry are issues that need to be addressed.

The reason we have so many continuously updated references in the below articles covering many years is to show this has been going on for decades.

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1-Plastic Is The New Coal


3-Effects of Plastic Pollution

4-How Acidification, Overfishing and Plastics Threaten the World’s Oceans

5-Microplastic pollution, a threat to marine ecosystem and human health: a short review

6-Plastic & Planet: How plastic pollution is destroying the planet?

7-When the Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide

8-The migratory routes of plastic

9-The Effects of Plastic Pollution on Human Health

10-The Effects of Plastic Pollution on the Environment

11-What is the environmental impact of producing plastic?

12-Why Are Plastics Bad?

13-Researchers find microplastics in Columbia River

14-Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists - Study calls for cap on production and release as pollution threatens global ecosystems upon which life depends

15-How the fossil fuel industry is pushing plastics on the world

16-Plastic is a climate, health and social justice issue - Achieving systems change requires confronting the entire system.

17-Plastic Is a Global Health Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight

18-Reading up on plastics and climate change

19-Sowing a Plastic Planet: How Microplastics in Agrochemicals Are Affecting Our Soils, Our Food, and Our Future

20-Plastic leaching into farmer’s fields at alarming rate: new report

21-Exposure to environmental toxins may be root of rise in neurological disorders - Doctors warn exposure to omnipresent yet poorly understood chemicals such as microplastics could play a role in dementia

22-The Climate Impact of Our Insatiable Plastic Addiction

23-Scientists have discovered tiny bits of plastic in raindrops — here’s why that’s concerning

24-How companies greenwash their plastic pollution - 'Lightweighting' and using some recycled plastic isn't the answer to our mounting waste problem.

25-The world is creating more single-use plastic waste than ever, report finds

26-More than 170 trillion plastic particles found in the ocean as pollution reaches ‘unprecedented’ levels

27-The East Palestine Train Fiasco Lays Bare a Far Bigger Crisis - It’s a stark reminder that plastics, from cradle to grave, are poisoning people—and the planet.

28-Plastics Cause Health Issues From Cancer To Birth Defects: Study

29-Plastics cause wide-ranging health issues from cancer to birth defects, landmark study finds: First analysis of plastics’ hazards over life cycle – from extraction to disposal – also shows ‘deep societal injustices’ of impact

30-More than 170tn plastic particles afloat in oceans, say scientists - ‘Cleanup is futile’ if production continues at current rate, amid rapid rise in marine pollution

31-Plastic is already in blood, breast milk, and placentas. Now it may be in our brains - The particles could be linked to cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s

32-Where There’s Plastic, There’s Fire. Indiana Blaze Highlights Concerns Over Expanding Plastic Recycling - China’s ban on accepting most plastic waste may have led to a burning stockpile in eastern Indiana that sent black smoke billowing into the air—and local residents scrambling to safety.

33-Plastics Recycling Is Far Worse Than We Thought - Not only is it a failure in scope, the process spews toxic microplastics.

34-The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change

35-To Fight Climate Change, We’ve Got to Quit Making So Much Plastic - A 75 percent reduction is needed to limit warming to 1.5 C, new report says.

36-Microplastics infiltrate all systems of body, cause behavioral changes - Neuroscience, Pharmacy Professor Jaime Ross’ study finds ‘widespread’ infiltration, potential for serious health consequences, including Alzheimer’s

37-Putting a Lid on Plastics Production in the Ohio River Valley - Residents are challenging industry’s petrochemicals push into the region, and Earthjustice’s legal strategy has helped them notch an early win.

38-Microplastics found in clouds could affect weather and global temperatures - Scientists in eastern China find 24 out of 28 water samples have plastic particles commonly seen in synthetic fibers and packaging

39-‘They lied’: plastics producers deceived public about recycling, report reveals

40-One in 10 premature births linked to plastic chemicals: Study

41-The Fraud of Plastic Recycling - How Big Oil and the plastics industry deceived the public for decades and caused the plastic waste crisis

42-World must come together to tackle plastic pollution, says chair of UN talks

43-The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is nearly 3 times the size of Texas

44-Big oil’s big deception: That plastics are recyclable

45-4 false solutions that won’t solve the plastic pollution crisis






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commented 2024-03-09 20:59:51 -0800 · Flag
Try going to the meat counter and ask that the meat, etc. that you are buying be wrapped in paper! Do not buy plastic wrapped fruits and vegetables! Never use a plastic bag! If you forget a reusuable bag, take your groceries unbagged to you car if possible.
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