Our Plastic Predicament - Old-growth Podcast S1 E3

 
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Show Notes

Good overview of the plastic pollution problem: https://www.theplastictide.com/the-problem-main/

Discussion topics:

-Go through everything on our person and that we are using that has plastic in it (glasses, phone, microphone…)

 

Pollution problem

-microbeads

https://greatlakes.org/campaigns/microbead-menace/

Micro-bead free waters act https://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceRegulation/LawsRegulations/ucm531849.htm

 

-larger plastic that breaks into smaller pieces

-fibers

https://orbmedia.org/stories/Invisibles_plastics

 

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Midway Island: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2016/12/world/midway-plastic-island/

 

Plastic being ingested -possible health issue for humans/other organisms (ex fish)

 

-Why is it so hard to stop using plastic? - Plastic is ingrained in our daily life

-How do we “turn off the pipeline”? (plastic bag banning policies?) http://www.bagtheban.com/multimedia/item/the-truth-about-plastic-bags

 

-Clean up!

https://www.theoceancleanup.com/

https://www.sciencealert.com/ocean-plastic-collector-pollution-great-pacific-garbage-patch-ocean-cleanup

 

Plastics Pollution Solution - TREC Exhibit

GoErie Opinion article - youth focus
http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/event/plastic_pollution_solution_one_small_change