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Broken - A Documentary Series Worth Watching

January 03, 2020

Broken - The new documentary series investigates how public health and safety issues are impacted by industries including vaping, counterfeit cosmetics, plastics and fast furniture.

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Repurposing Waste

Repurposing Waste

August 06, 2019

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The Truth About Recycling

The Truth About Recycling

July 21, 2019

  • Over the last ten years, we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
  • 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.
  • The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year.
  • It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.
  • Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean's surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.
  • One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.
  • The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.

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