LOS ANGELES — The California attorney general's office on Wednesday sued three companies over allegations they misled consumers by marketing plastic water bottles as biodegradable. The lawsuit – said to be the first government action to enforce the state's environmental marketing law – accuses ENSO Plastics of Mesa, Ariz., of falsely claiming their bottles would biodegrade in less than five years, leaving behind no harmful materials. It is illegal in California to label a plastic food or drink ...[READ MORE]
Plastic is forever Plastic creates toxic pollution at every stage of its existence: manufacture, use, and disposal. Plastic is a material that the Earth cannot digest. Every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists, including the small amount that has been incinerated and has become toxic particulate matter. Plastic poisons our food chain In the environment, plastic breaks down into small particles that attract toxic chemicals. These particles are ingested by wildlife on land and ...[READ MORE]
Plastic – A Cancer In Our Environment- Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue Silently spreading, leaching toxins, maiming and killing, plastics, the darling of modern society because of their versatility and heretofore low cost, are beginning to show their true colors. Derived from chemically-altered petroleum and often combined with toxic additives, plastics are no longer inexpensive to produce, due to increasing oil prices, nor are they inert products; they release toxins into the environment. People ...[READ MORE]
Wasting Energy The Plastic Way by Dale Y the Green Guy The biggest energy wasting substance on our planet is……wait for it…….plastic! That’s right, plastic. For all the good that comes from plastic substances, there is more bad about it than anything else. The worst part about plastic is that it is made from petroleum. Both gas, oil and other fossil fuels are also made from petroleum, so every time a new piece of plastic is made, we are cutting into our petroleum reserves. On the upside of this ...[READ MORE]
Over half of Americans drink bottled water, spending 240-10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than they do for tap water, a trend largely fueled by the belief that bottled water is safer and healthier than tap water. Is the cost worth it? Controversial reports from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Gland, Switzerland, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Washington, DC, say no. The 2001 WWF report Bottled Water: Understanding a Social Phenomenon, an overview of the ...[READ MORE]
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Have you ever wanted to have your own island paradise? Well One clever soul, Richie Sowa, wanted to live on an island and since he could not afford one, he created one himself,from 25000 empty plastic bottles and counting! Way To Go Richie!!
A bonus clip from "Tapped" the documentary movie.A clip about the chemicals that run downstream that may eventually appear in your water. Concerned about contaminants in your water? Have your water tested._____________________________________________________________