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Problems with Plastics

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We start with not a statement of the problem but a discovery that may go a long way toward fixing it:

  • Form and Fungus: A breakthrough invention uses fungal mycelium to build biodegradable substitutes for styrofoam and other plastics.

Bottled water is a large part of the problem.

Plastic marine debris is an even larger one.

What some people are doing:

Title Author, etc. Medium Topic Library Description
Bag It Berrier & Beraza Video Environment Kl Co A story of the complexities of plastic
Plastic-Free Beth Terry book, e-book Envir, Liv Sust Kl Co "How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too": a practical guide to ridding your life—and the planet—of plastic.
  • My plastic-free life is a blog kept by Beth Terry, who has been campaigning against plastics for several years. She has written a book on the subject.
  • In The New Yorker for May 2, 2016, take a look at "The Bag Bill", which may have passed into statute by the time you read this. There's a real controversy between supporters of plastic bags and those who would tax or ban them, and it's not all limited to the plastics industry.

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