All content tagged: Plastics

Down With Tyranny - 2019-09-16 - Original post - cached version
Surfing on our waste (source)

by Thomas Neuburger

We recently wrote about the astonishing amount of microplastic — microscopic pieces of ordinary plastic, byproducts of the breakdown of the residue of our trash — in both our environment and our bodies (see "It's Raining Plastic, From the...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-08-19 - Original post - cached version
Rainwater samples collected across Colorado and analyzed under a microscope contained a rainbow of plastic fibers. Photograph: USGS (source)

by Thomas Neuburger

I often worry whether we aren't one of those species that self-eliminates, that commits "ecological suicide" as many bacteria...

Media Monarchy - 2018-09-19 - Original post - cached version

Diaper characters, edible bottles and vampire facials + this day in history w/grand theft Parsons and our song of the day by Eric Church on your Morning Monarchy for September 19, 2018.

Natural Society - 2018-09-16 - Original post - cached version

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical found in plastics that mimics the female hormone estrogen in the body, has been banned in baby bottles, sippy cups, and the lining of cans of formula since 2012 due to public outcry and toxicity research. Since then, ‘safer’ BPA alternatives have been used in...

Media Monarchy - 2018-09-08 - Original post - cached version

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: Kalitpoia clears cannabis convictions; Sydney's fashionistas are going to the clothes library; And, music festivals clean up their acts.

Media Monarchy - 2018-09-08 - Original post - cached version

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: Kalitpoia clears cannabis convictions; Sydney's fashionistas are going to the clothes library; And, music festivals clean up their acts.

Media Monarchy - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Pot pathogens, Paris pissers and pet prescriptions + this day in history w/the Taliesin massacre and our song of the day by Trevor Moore on your Morning Monarchy for August 15, 2018.

Media Monarchy - 2018-07-18 - Original post - cached version

Barbecue orgies, potato pay and lava bombs + this day in history w/the McDonald's massacre and our song of the day by Eric Church on your Morning Monarchy for July 18, 2018.

Down With Tyranny - 2018-07-12 - Original post - cached version
Credit: Chris Jordan

by Gaius Publius

From the Dept. of What We're Up Against:

Texas Supreme Court Rules Cities Cannot Ban Plastic Bags

The Texas Supreme Court struck down the city of Laredo's plastic bag ban—a decision that will likely overturn...

Media Monarchy - 2018-07-11 - Original post - cached version

Shaky opinions, terrible decisions and 14,000 photos of cake + this day in history w/Lars vs. Napster and our song of the day by M. Ward on your Morning Monarchy for July 11, 2018.

Media Monarchy - 2018-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Dropping Starbursts, generating buzz and losing Koko + this day in history w/Tony Bliar resigns and our song of the day by Jim James on your Morning Monarchy for June 27, 2018.

Media Monarchy - 2018-01-24 - Original post - cached version

Tide pods, Coke worms and shots of Patrón + this day in history w/Ted Bundy's execution and our song of the day by Calexico on your Morning Monarchy for January 24, 2018.

Positive News - 2018-01-09 - Original post - cached version

The manufacturing ban means the tiny beads, which are harmful to marine life, can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products

The post Ban on plastic microbeads comes into force in the UK appeared first on Positive News.

Media Monarchy - 2017-11-29 - Original post - cached version

Fast food nihilism, CRISPR kits and dead head transplants + this day in history w/the murder of Natalie Wood and our song of the day by Ty Segall on your Morning Monarchy for November 29, 2017.

Media Monarchy - 2017-11-01 - Original post - cached version

Noise cancelling forks, cuddly but dangerous animal stories and burning plastic + this day in history w/the Gandhi riots and our song of the day by Margo Price on your Morning Monarchy for November 1, 2017.

Dissident Voice - 2017-07-28 - Original post - cached version

Plastic is not recycled.

One of the great myths of modern-day society is that people recycle in earnest… saving the environment. Au contraire! Check out the ocean. It’s filled with plastic. Fish and seabirds eat it by gobs and gobs. Furthermore, according to a World Economic Forum...

Natural Society - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

Boxed macaroni and cheese is often a favorite food among youngsters, but a recent study suggests the packaged food contains dangerous, endocrine-disrupting chemicals that have been banned in toys: phthalates. [1]

Phthalates are a group of toxic additives in plastics. They’re used to make...

The Anti Media - 2017-05-13 - Original post - cached version
Twenty-year-old Boyan Slat and his company The Ocean Cleanup have announced they will be able to eliminate fifty percent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 2020.

(ANTIMEDIA) Utrecht, Netherlands — On Thursday, Boyan Slat, CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, discussed new information regarding his team’...

Dissident Voice - 2017-01-31 - Original post - cached version

For 21st century capitalism the more disposable the better. Ocean life and human health be damned.

According to a recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study, the world’s oceans are set to have more plastic than fish by 2050. At the current rate of production and disposal the net weight of...

Natural Society - 2016-07-09 - Original post - cached version

BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make plastics and resins since the 1960’s. It’s an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen, and it has been linked to breast cancer, obesity, infertility, early puberty in girls, and increased risk for diabetes.

BPA has also been...

Media Monarchy - 2016-06-07 - Original post - cached version

Poop power is in the pipes over in China; Chile has so much solar power they have to give it away for free; and tofu power is a better idea than eating it.

Natural Society - 2016-04-29 - Original post - cached version

The saying, “There’s plenty of fish in the sea” will be utter nonsense by 2050, scientists say, because plastic will dominate the oceans.

Use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past half-century, and plastic production is expected to double over the next 2 decades and nearly...

Natural Society - 2016-02-12 - Original post - cached version

In January, another piece of research drew attention to the fact that plastics pollute every corner of the earth. Everywhere on the planet, cigarette butts, old CDs, supermarket bags, and nylons litter the landscape. [1]

Photograph: Erik de Castro/Reuters

In December, the U.S....

Natural Society - 2015-07-29 - Original post - cached version

Consumer plastics manufacturers began removing the chemical DEHP from their products about a decade ago, replacing the “probable human carcinogen” with DINP and DIDP, which were believed to be safer. New research shows, however, that the replacement chemicals sitting in for DEHP-free products...

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