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



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


-larger plastic that breaks into smaller pieces




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!




Plastics Pollution Solution - TREC Exhibit

GoErie Opinion article - youth focus