We’re saved! Biden’s Interior Dept Planning to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic on Federal Lands by 2032

  https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/newswire/interior-department-planning-to-phase-out-single-use-plastic-on-federal-lands-by-2032/ BY SHANNON MCGOWAN Earlier this month, U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland signed an order that requires federal land managers to phase out single-use plastic products by 2032. The decision directly supports President Biden’s executive order that calls on federal agencies to improve their waste and recycling management while also reversing a 2017 Trump Administration policy […]

Claim: ‘You’re eating a credit card’s worth of plastic every week…altering your gut makeup’ – Rebuttal: Dr. Patrick Moore: ‘What a complete load of crap’

https://www.gutnews.com/microplastics-food-gut-health/ by Jocelyn Solis-Moreira How much plastic is sitting on your gut? If you think the answer is zero, think again. A recent review suggests people consume about five grams of plastic particles per week — the equivalent of the weight of a credit card. Nanoplastics are any plastics less than 0.001 millimeters in size. […]

Analysis: Banning plastic cutlery won’t save the planet

The war on plastic cutlery is ridiculous. A handful of rivers in Asia pump the majority of plastic into the oceans, because of underdevelopment in those places. England banning plastic forks will do nothing to address this, writes @robspikedhttps://t.co/SGZvinT0b8 — spiked (@spikedonline) August 31, 2021   https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/31/banning-plastic-cutlery-wont-save-the-planet/   By ROB LYONS The war on plastic […]

Why single-use face masks are polluting global environment – An ‘estimated 1.56 billion face masks entered our ocean in 2020

  https://wjla.com/news/health/plastic-pandemic-single-use-face-masks-polluting-global-environment 7News Health Reporter Victoria Sanchez began documenting discarded personal protective equipment (PPE) in early 2020. Face masks, rubber gloves, and sanitizing wipes are lightweight and would blow across parking lots, get stuck in trees and end up in storm drains. Conservation and wildlife activist group OceansAsia is known to collect and document plastic […]

Scientist’s new book: The Plastics Paradox – Reveals how green plastics are – ‘Fear of climate change is driving bias behind efforts to demonize plastics’

https://rclutz.com/2021/05/22/how-green-are-my-plastics/ How Green are my Plastics?Science Matters / by Ron Clutz / fo1cdfdc8b76_hcs3-2d291-2-e1598902719247-1447×1536-1FINALLY – the Truth about Plastics & the EnvironmentI recently became aware of this research and video presentation (H/T Patrick Moore). For those who prefer reading a text to watching a video, I prepared a transcript of the talk below in italics with […]

Claim: Face masks are a ticking plastic bomb – ‘Cannot be readily biodegraded’

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/10/face-masks-are-a-ticking-plastic-bomb/ By Charles Rotter University of Southern Denmark Recent studies estimate that we use an astounding 129 billion face masks globally every month – that is 3 million a minute. Most of them are disposable face masks made from plastic microfibers. – With increasing reports on inappropriate disposal of masks, it is urgent to recognize […]

New Jersey signs strongest plastic and paper bag ban in US – ‘Banned single-use plastic & paper food items at stores & restaurants’

https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/environment/524531-new-jersey-signs-strongest-plastic-and-paper-bag Story at a glance New Jersey just passed one of the toughest laws against single-use plastic products in the country. It goes into effect in 2022. On Nov. 4, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the strongest single-use bag ban in the nation, effectively prohibiting the use of single-use plastic and paper bags […]

Kamala’s Nutty Green Vision: Ban Plastic Straws, Limit Red Meat

https://climatechangedispatch.com/kamala-nutty-green-vision-ban-plastic-straws-limit-red-meat/ Kamala’s Nutty Green Vision: Ban Plastic Straws, Limit Red Meat Climate Change Dispatch / by Hannah Bleau / Joe Biden (D) announced Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate on Tuesday — someone who holds far-left positions, particularly on climate change, an issue central to the progressive wing’s vision for America. Despite initially […]

Plastic straws coming back, thanks to Covid-19

https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2020/05/22/california-environmentalists-fear-plastic-tableware-will-become-dining-norm-1285630 Disposable plates and drinking straws are staging a comeback in California and across the country. too. By DEBRA KAHN 05/22/2020 06:51 PM EDT Updated 05/26/2020 01:25 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SAN FRANCISCO — First, reusable grocery bags were lost to the coronavirus. Silverware and ceramic plates may be the next to go. As restaurants […]