Much less than we’ve been led to believe. Continue reading
Category Archives: Plastics
George Will columnist for the WAPO for 40 years has crossed the Rubicon–by pointing out the grievance industry victim game. We have pointed out other examples here at Junk Science.
Plastic is good for containers of all kinds, including medication containers.
There is no evidence to support pushing glass in favor of plastic on the justification of the endocrine disrupter panicmongering.
The plastic bag threat to marine life is a myth. Continue reading
Enivros agitate for plastic bag tax in London claiming ‘devastating cost to wildlife’ — RealityDrop: No evidence bags threaten marine mammals, birds
“Giving away polluting plastic bags must stop. At once.” Continue reading
“People should curb ‘unadulterated consumerism’, actor says at launch of European Commission green paper on plastic waste.” Continue reading
“Thieves with reusable bags harder to track, Seattle store owners say.” Continue reading
Not because they are, though. Continue reading
Check out Plastic Bag Man. Continue reading
Ramesh Ponnuru dishes the dirt on plastic bag bans. Continue reading
“A study from the National Center for Policy Analysis claims that a ban on plastic bags used by grocers and retailers can negatively impact sales in the ban area and increase sales among stores just outside the bag ban region.” Continue reading
“That’s because not only are the plastics themselves toxic but some also act as sponges for other toxins.” Continue reading
Every weekday this summer, 10 students from different departments at UC Davis have come together in the university’s Genome Center to work on what they hope will one day be the answer to cleaning up the world’s landfills. Continue reading
Some marine plastic debris attracts more pollutants than lab studies suggest Continue reading
In the book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck Rick Smith turns himself into a human science experiment. He lathers himself with shampoos and shaving creams, all in the sweetly-scented spirit of chemical exposure. To phthalates, that is. Continue reading
The Canberra Liberals [conservatives, down-under] will overturn the territory’s ban on free plastic bags if they win October’s ACT election. Continue reading
YOU would think the last thing we need is another environmental tax but the great green beast is never satisfied. Continue reading
A group of chemicals found in household plastics and medical supplies is linked to higher rates of diabetes in women – up to double the rate for women with the highest levels, according to new research led by Harvard scientists. Continue reading
Between 30 million and 50 million plastic bags enter the environment as litter in Australia each year. Continue reading