Plastic containers continue to pile up on land and sea

It’s not just plastic bottles and food containers that are the problem. 5 Gyres, a non-profit environmental group focused on plastic pollution, is trying to bring attention to the problems posed by tiny plastic grains, known as microbeads and used in a large number of cosmetics and personal care products.

The group says these microbeads eventually make their way to our waterways and wildlife, and eventually are ingested by humans through the food chain, toothpastes or other body products that contain microbeads…

Concerns about plastic pollution have gained momentum since February, when a marine study calculated that between 4.8 million and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the oceans from land each year. That was 3 times the amount anyone thought…

I just want to say thank you to products like Daisy Sour Cream and Nestle’s cocoa, which come in reusable plastic containers.  Choosing products that come in reusable containers means you should never need to buy plastic containers like those made by Ziploc.  I know, it’s a small thing, but everyone needs containers to store leftover food — I think it’s better than throwing the food away.

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