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Resources

  • 5gyres: Understanding Plastic Pollution through Exploration, Education and Action
    This is a fantastic blog charting an inspiring organization. The 5gyres vision is "to witness plastic pollution decline in the environment until it is no longer found in the world’s oceans", and its mission "is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres." Excellent info and strategies on a more global scale.
  • "Facing the Dirty Truth about Recyclable Plastic"
    An article by Daniel Goleman on including plastic litter in life-cycle assessments of products.
  • bad plastics
    "A commonsense guide to toxic plastics in your home, and how to avoid them." Everything you ever wanted (or didn't want) to know about the plastic that surrounds you, presented in a clear and engaging way.
  • City of Ottawa - Recycling and Garbage
    Excellent City of Ottawa facility that allows you to search by specific item to find out whether it's recyclable, compostable, or just plain garbage.
  • Plastic Pollution Coalition
    USA-based global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.
  • Podcast-Plastic: People and Planet
    Presentation on another local family's efforts to get plastic out of their lives, with links to some additional resources

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Spring plastic 2012

  • IMG_4190
    What I picked up during my early spring walk.
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