“We are in a water crisis beyond anything you can imagine. Pollution and toxins are everywhere, stemming from the hazardous wastes of industry and agriculture. We’ve got more than 40,000 chemicals on the market today with only a few hundred regulated. We’ve had industrial byproducts discarded into the ground and into our water supply for years. This crisis affects everyone – rich or poor, black or white, Republican or Democrat. Communities everywhere think they are safe when they are not.
I’ve recently seen articles on how plant life responds to microparticles, how it’s in fish, how massive loads of decaying plastic is being dredged from the sea, how there is so much in our environment we are ingesting the equivalent of a credit card a month.. but it’s the birds that upset me most.
Beating the microplastics problem in our clothes. Japanese scientists developed what they call a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) system, which uses piezo vibrations to remove microplastic-laden wastewater from washing machines.
More on more and more Plastic in our environment: Now we’re breathing the damn stuff!
Let’s face it. Nudge 13 million metric tons of plastic into the oceans every year, and it has to go somewhere – even if it breaks down into ever smaller particles…