If you’re curious to learn more about plastics and other materials, this is the place for you! For each material, I’ve tried to answer these questions: What is it? Where can you find it? How can it be recycled or disposed of? Are there health risks? Are there environmental risks? Are there special considerations? This page is intended for non-scientists: people who want to learn more about the materials we use in our everyday lives. And as always, I’ve included my sources. Please note that I am not a health professional, scientist, or expert. Always seek professional help for your health concerns or questions.
I’ve compiled my Plastics Series here, numbers 1 through 7, in depth.
And why do they matter? You may be surprised!
This article was published in the February 2020 issue of alive magazine.
It’s actually quite sensitive! Do you know the rules?
Hint: some of them do NOT mean recyclable.
Yes, you can reuse some single-use plastic! But do it safely.