Also I think it’s important to point out that microbeads in cosmetics aren’t actually banned, they’re just restricted to certain uses. Microbeads in rinse-off products like cleansers are banned, but they can still be in make-up, for example. Another industry win.
It’s not just that we haven’t yet decided to fix the plastics problem, it’s that we’ve let it get a whole lot worse, in new and exciting ways, over the decades. It’d be one thing if the problem were stable, and we’ve just been putting off fixing it. But that’s not the case. What would the “price to address” have been… Read more
I am a full-time scientist so I’m aware of how it works. Why do you think there is now suddenly a big effort to reduce plastic use, including laws banning plastic bags and microbeads? Or a surge of research into biodegradable plastics, and enzymatic breakdown of regular plastics? It’s because the public has… Read more
me seeing the fly
It’s certainly some shit.
It’s not a good one.
Yeah that was a really effective opener. Here’s hoping some of the people standing at the precipice of that slide understand the warning and take it to heart.