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Publisher’s Page, Drowning in Plastic
Publisher’s Page, Drowning in Plastic
By Romy Sia
"I want to be remembered for the things I did on this planet and not for the trash I left behind". -Lauren Singer This special double issue is a call to action on the menace of plastic garbage in the ocean and how we, as a society, can reduce and control it. Thi [read more]
Plastic Ocean, The New Killing Fields
Plastic Ocean, The New Killing Fields
A dead young albatross whose stomach was full of tiny plastic items. It died of starvation by mistaking plastic as food. Plastic never goes away, and it’s increasingly finding its way into our oceans and onto our beaches. In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metr [read more]
Natural Protection Against Endocrine Disruptors
Natural Protection Against Endocrine Disruptors
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system. They can affect everything from normal development, reproductive fertility to neurological health. Unfortunately, endocrine disruptors are everywhere in our society, [read more]
Microplastics: Be Very Afraid
Microplastics: Be Very Afraid
Seabirds and fish are eating plastics from bags, straws and takeaway coffee cups. What you may not realize is you’re eating them too. Next time you go to the supermarket, take a moment to think about whether you want to be eating those same plastic bags in you [read more]
Plastic Recycling Symbols, Get to Know Them
Plastic Recycling Symbols, Get to Know Them
Every plastic container or bottle has a recycling symbol. The symbol is a number, ranging from 1 to 7, within a triangle. While you may think nothing of these symbols, they can actually offer a great deal of information regarding the toxic chemicals used in the plas [read more]