I totally agree with the reduation in use of plastic and the removal of cancer-causing chemicals. However, I DON'T agree with receiving emails from this group filled with non-science. Don't scare-monger by suggesting BPA causes the list below: Show me/us the weblinks to the studies that prove BPA causes:
Attention disorder ADHD.
Heart disease in women.
This is the list I was sent. Don't...
This is the list I was sent. Don't scare-monger and sell this petition based on fairy-tales and half-truths. But most particularly when the real science is impressive enough.
No non-science references used, Lorena.Links to the REAL Science that PPC is referring to and it is impressive: http://www.theplasticfreetimes.com/search/node/BpA
Plastic should be banned all over the world, there is no need for non bio degradable substances on the planet, never the mind the fact that often the products break quickly and are discarded so readily.
Because Eco system and future need it!
It's not just BPA. Don't forget bisphenols of all types (especially BPS, a more toxic alternative to BPA in 'BPA free' products) and phthalates, of which one or the other is found in every plastic product known to man.
Plastic 3/ RRR recycle.
I gotta say I love the comments being circled around I cant top them and why should I ha ha we can find ways of breaking down plastic to a very non toxic substance like for example my father recently bought Eco Decking it is a mixture of broken down plastic and Bamboo which of course grows so damn fast and its not plundering any ancient trees or wildernesses I live in a beautiful part of the world and want to remain like this if anyone from other countries comes to australia please visit the great southern of W.A western australia..:)
Plastic is polluting our oceans which harms the oceans themselves, the animals/plants who live there, and us in turn! Try not to use disposable plastic as often as possible! The first step to fix this problem is simply using less plastic!
Mid-twentieth Century a consumer revolution began along America’s front lines: technology squared economic growth, military and petroleum framed policy and mobilization gave way to suburbia. Fueled by technological optimism, market broadcast an era of leisure and an ethos of disposability. Credit tempted, “Buy now, pay later” while resource wars and cheap oil afforded economies of scale and designed obsolescence.
Conflict is escalating between the ecosystems that sustain us and our present...
Conflict is escalating between the ecosystems that sustain us and our present course of development. Consumerism, waste and pollution have been metastasizing globally in pandemic proportions. Metabolisms of the modern lifestyle swell, shadowing landscapes, atmosphere and seas. Obsolescence has served as society’s manufacturing mantra, while garbage choke points echo a resource curse. Disposability and sprawl have shepherded our society to a juncture between development and sustainability. Their wakes rise like terrible seas, obscuring equable horizons.
Conservative expense of manufacture, deficiencies in regulation and their amorphous nature have granted plastic household dominion. For over a century, their broadcast has been crescendoing. Aided by gravity, plastics have been running downhill and downstream, concentrating in our oceans and throughout the food web (including us).
Plastic pollution presents multiple global challenges. How do we stem their flow into our homes, watersheds, landscapes and food webs? How do we remediate this toxic legacy?
Plastic pollution unites not only life forms, but also forms of pollution. Plastic pollution can serve as a cornerstone in the beginnings of a dialogue between all sectors of society to address strategies for our endurance and perseverance on this blue planet. Government influences the fabric of our daily lives, yet people are able to incline government (and market) to institute changes. We are living in exciting and uncertain times; we are bearing witness to nature’s economy, punctuated financial collapses and great social awakenings. Community is appropriate technology, a repository of ecological knowledge. We have the opportunity to foster biocultural restoration and intergenerational equity. Now is the time to rise to the challenges that are before us and employ nature's prescriptive for mutual flourishing. Nature is much more than a machine; nature is us. As the Hopi prophecy states, "We are the ones we have been waiting for."
its for everyones own good, and for the planet itself.
I don't even know where to begin with this one. There are too many people (recently includes myself) that are not aware of the products contained with polymer chemicals. For ALL TEACHERS/PARENTS start researching this because we are exposing this to our children every day. ***Instant snow craft projects, tampons (TSS), diapers, plastic bottles, and so much more all compounds of the same chemicals. These chemicals cause contact dermatitis, neurological disorders (Hmmm... makes me think about...
I don't even know where to begin with this one. There are too many people (recently includes myself) that are not aware of the products contained with polymer chemicals. For ALL TEACHERS/PARENTS start researching this because we are exposing this to our children every day. ***Instant snow craft projects, tampons (TSS), diapers, plastic bottles, and so much more all compounds of the same chemicals. These chemicals cause contact dermatitis, neurological disorders (Hmmm... makes me think about Autism!), respiratory disorders, and more! YES, I think it is safe to say that plastics are hazardous to our health and environment. My son's fingertips cracked and bled after playing with instant snow from dunecraft, inc. And the best part.. Dunecraft, inc labels their products as non-toxic and made in USA.
I am honestly not a big believer is recycling plastic. It brings down the volume but the process of recycling cannot be good for the environment with the amount of heat to mix the plastic chemicals. And even though they took BPA out of most plastics on the market they aren't going to tell you they replaced it with another harmful chemical.