Your daily cup of tea…with a side of plastic! Yes, that’s right. Although many of us knew this previously, a new study just confirmed that some tea bags shed billions of microplastics per cup. Yum.
Rather than discussing a type of plastic today, I’m discussing how plastics behave—and how we should best treat them.
It’s always a happy day when a new article of mine is published in alive magazine. For their October issue, I helped introduce the concept of Zero Waste to their readership. Yay! I also had the immense pleasure of interviewing Bea Johnson (@zerowastehome) for the article. Speaking with her was an honour, and I can tell you that she’s as warm and kind as you might imagine.
More plastics info coming at you! Last time I wrote about resin codes, so today I wanted to talk about some of the other symbols we see on plastics. I think there’s a TON of misinformation out there about what these symbols mean.
I was fortunate to hear about BPA way back in 2010ish, when the “scandal” (I’ll call it) first broke. I was fresh out of undergrad and was working at part-time at a health food store, with a part-time editorial internship at a natural health magazine (alive). No surprise: I was hearing about BPA left, right, and centre. At the store, I spoke to concerned customers about it. At the magazine, I edited articles about it by science writers, which meant fact-checking everything by reading scientific articles. I was in BPA-land!