23. Mai 2018
by manu

Plastic everywhere!

Plastic everywhere! © SAGE SZKABARNICKI-STUART

Microplastics have been found everywhere in the ocean that people have looked, from sediments on the deepest seafloor to ice floating in the Arctic—which, as it melts over the next decade, could release more than a trillion bits of plastic into the water, according to one estimate. On some beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii, as much as 15 percent of the sand is actually grains of microplastic.
Source: nationalgeographic.com
→ „We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we’re drowning in it.“

More than 40 percent of plastic is used just once, then tossed.
Source: nationalgeographic.com
→ „10 shocking facts about plastic“

23. Feb 2018
by manu

Petition: Stop Plastic Microfiber Pollution!

Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day. […]

Last year, we released The Story of Microfibers, revealing that one of the biggest and most pernicious contributors to aquatic plastic pollution is washing our everyday clothing. Despite a flurry of activity by some companies, most clothing brands have failed to respond aggressively to this growing threat. […]

Its time companies took responsibility for the pollution their products cause. That’s why we’ve helped to introduce first-in-the-nation legislation in California this week to address plastic microfiber pollution.
Source: storyofstuff.org

Sign the petition:
→ storyofstuff.org