Discussion in 'YouTube Digest' started by crewy, Mar 23, 2021.
Some good info on history and extent of issue.
The health effects from hormone mimicking microplastics is one of the biggest crisis we are facing. They're in our waterways, on our beaches, and in our soils.
And into our food supply, then you are what you eat.
I see this as a huge problem which isn't emphasised enough compared to other environmental problems.
Re-use then re-use again the plastic bags which you have until they break.
I will check the video out later.
This is a huge problem here due to a uneducated workforce in the f&b industry. It's common practice to use plastic pails and strainers to store cooking oil. It's safer if you eat in international franchises where there is some form of control system. Of course, the cooks don't eat the food they cook.
If you haven't cooked it yourself, it's most likely garbage wherever you eat (except a proper gourmet restaurant)
The huge problem is that almost everything we own and buy contains plastics. However, it’s not actually the products that directly harm us, but rather what happens to them after they go down the drain. Manufacturers could redesign plastic items so they could be reused better, and rethink their production methods to make recycling easier. More products could be made out of materials which can be composted on an industrial scale, including rubbish bags for organic waste and food packaging for outdoor events, canteens and fast food outlets.
“Yet the more insidious and worrying cause of these changes is likely an omnipresent class of chemicals called endocrine disruptors, which interfere with the body’s production of the hormones testosterone and estrogen. Plastics have made many wonderful things possible, but, as we wrote in 2018, “it turns out that many of the compounds used to make plastic soft and flexible (like phthalates) or to make them harder and stronger (like Bisphenol A, or BPA) are consummate endocrine disruptors.” Men with excess phthalates in their bodies, for instance, will produce less testosterone and, as a result, fewer sperm”
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