I can’t stand litter. No matter how much we educate kids, or make dropping litter seem uncool (I particularly like posters like the one below), there will always be a few idiots who drop it. But I figure that if there were enough people like us who not only didn’t drop litter, but also picked up the litter they found (modern Wombles, as it were), then everywhere would look a hell of a lot better and we wouldn’t have the problems associated with plastic getting into our waterways (and ultimately our food chain).
I meant to put this post up last week, but have had the dreaded lurgy…
From Well and Good NYC:
At best, polyethelene beads probably create a bit of friction as they roll over your face. New York City dermatologist Dennis Gross, M.D., who’s not a fan of most scrubs, says that of all possible materials, at least these have a smooth surface.
At worst, these teeny plastic pellets roll down your drain and wind up in rivers and seas. Microplastics—particles of less than 1 milimeter—are on ecologist’s Most Wanted list of environmental pollutants right now.
I’m not against genetic modification per se, but I think we should have a choice of what we eat (and that means good labelling) and GM should not be used as a way of preventing farmers from self-sufficiency (saving seeds).