Plastic Planet attempts to tell the full story of plastic -- how it's made, where it goes, and how chemicals found in plastics make their way into the environment, the food chain, and eventually into the human body.
Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?
I spied a disposable water bottle nearby, and it struck me: what better, more direct way to teach kids-- and adults, for that matter-- about how we've gotten ourselves into this mess in the first place?
We used to think substances like Teflon, plastics, and formaldehyde were harmless, but a rising tide of evidence has turned the spotlight on chemical exposures as a possible poison to our children's developing brains.