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.
Please note that I am not a health professional, scientist, or expert. Always seek professional help for your health concerns or questions.
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Rather than discussing a type of plastic today, I’m discussing how plastics behave—and how we should best treat them. Please note that I am not a health professional, scientist, or expert. Always seek professional help for your health concerns or questions.
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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.
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Welcome to my third post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. If you haven’t already, check out the first post (about landfills) and the second post (about recycling).
Today I’d like to focus on why the Zero Waste movement is particularly concerned about plastics. Of course, the goal is to reduce waste of all sorts, including food waste and packaging in general, but you’re right if you’ve noticed a focus on plastic.
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Note: This post has been updated with new information, as of February 2020.
Welcome to my second post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. (Click here for the first post, all about landfills.)
As a society, we love recycling. It’s hard not to love it, when it’s promoted as such a fantastic thing: all of a sudden, it doesn’t matter that your strawberries are packaged in a plastic clamshell container, because there’s that little lovely triangle with the recycling symbol on the bottom. Put the container in your recycling bin, and it happily lives on to be made into new plastic packaging.
Except, that’s not how it works.
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