This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know

February 12, 2017 by  
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[youtube =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98-aHrkeaA] This powerful video, titled ” 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic “, uses a Rube Goldberg machine to follow the journey a plastic bottle takes from “factory to home” to shed light on the unintended consequences plastic waste has on our environment, and what we can do to eliminate waste, and save money. For example, did you know that 8 percent of all oil extracted from the planet is used to make plastic? Or that 91 percent of plastic never gets recycled? Every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form… and hopefully this video can shed a bit of light on the planet’s plastic woes , and how they can be addressed. + CleanPath The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know

Four Steps to Prepare for the Low-Plastic Future

March 3, 2010 by  
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The FDA’s reversal of its decision on BPA is one more sign that the way we use plastics today may be on the verge of a significant shift. As more studies implicate plastics in a range health problems, the FDA has vowed to be more responsive to health concerns about plastic.

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Four Steps to Prepare for the Low-Plastic Future

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