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Marine Debris - A Great Threat to Marine Life Tons of plastic waste ends up in oceans, rivers and seas endangering fishes and other aquatic species. Often, it kills aquatic creatures by accidental ingestion and entanglement.
Alternattives to Plastics, Mindfully.Org How to get plastics out of your life!
Fake Plastic Fish ...One very devoted woman's blog on her massive anti-plastics campaign, tallying what she's gotten rid of, pooling ideas for how to recycle more and better
Get Plastics out of your diet ...More from Mindfully.Org- get plastic out of your diet! You are what you eat and drink!
CA Coastal Commission - The Problem with Marine Debris ...During a recent summer, Orange County collected enough garbage from six miles of beach to fill ten garbage trucks full of trash every week, at a cost to taxpayers of $350,000. Other California counties spend even more.
Green Sangha' Green Sangha's Rethinking Plastics Campaign The weight of plastic produced annually in the United States is Plastic waste is accumulating not only in our landfills, but also in our streets, parks, and waterways.
No Bottled Water ! ...Bottled water is the ultimate privatization of our water. Bottled water IS NOT better for you, it's killing us, our oceans and ocean life. Put a filter on your tap at home!
Campaign Against the Plastic Plague As a result of the harmful impact of plastic on global ecosystems, economies, and public health, immediate action must be taken to eliminate single-use throwaway plastics. Change must be established in the consumer lifestyle in any way possible.
The Berkeley Ecology Center created in 1995 to study the plastic waste issues. Articles on the misconceptions around plastics and recycling, the adverse health affects and toxins in plastics
PVC: The Poison Plastic PVC (polyvinyl chloride) products are everywhere and are dangerous to our health and environment from start to finish - in the factory, at home, and in the trash - releasing poisonous chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects.
Blue Vinyl ...Filmmakers Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold use humor and chutzpah in their search for the environmental truth about vinyl.
PVC: Recycling Killer, Public Menace A report issued by Grassroots Recycling Network provides evidence that PVC bottles and labels threaten the PET bottle recycling infrastructure and the continued development of bottle-to-bottle PET recycling
Take Action, PVC: The Poison Action, Ten Easy Actions ...One way to be sure if the packaging of a product is made from PVC is to look for the number “3” inside or the letter “V”
PVC Products and PVC alternatives ...The good news is, there are safer alternatives for all PVC uses and communities and companies are successfully phasing out PVC use.
Healthy Care Without Harm ...PVC, or vinyl, plastic ? the most widely used plastic in medical devices ? can be harmful to patients, the environment and public health
PVC Information Explore how vinyl directly impacts you, how governments and companies are moving to safer non-PVC alternatives, and how you can contact groups campaigning against PVC
Taking Back our Stolen Future; Phthalates and hormone disruption ...Dozen + sites on plastics, Greenpeace report, April, 1996, how long have we known about the dangers?
Study Finds Vinyl Flooring May Be Linked to Respiratory Problems researchers found that children with bronchial obstruction were more likely to have PVC flooring and textile wall materials than those without obstruction
Greenpeace Oceans Solid materials, typically waste, that has found its way to the marine environment is called marine debris.
It is known to be the cause of injuries and deaths of numerous marine animals and birds, either because they become entangled in it or they mistake it for prey and eat it.
Plastic Pollution Coalition Take the Refuse Plastic Pledge
Disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution. Designed to be discarded, straws, plastic bottles, plastic utensils, lids, plastic bottles and so many others offer a small convenience but remain forever.
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