Mother Earth Living


The Harmful Effects of Plastic on Human Health and the Environment

Plastics are a part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean they’re safe or responsible. A closer understanding of the harmful effects of plastic will empower us to improve their toxic footprint.



"The Natural Building Companion" by Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton provides the tools necessary to understand basic principles of natural building with a gentler footprint.
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While plastics have become invaluable components of modern building, plastic production has many negative health and environmental effects.
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Plastic trash aggregating in bodies of water is a clear example of the problem of the bio-persistence of petroleum products.
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The ecological impacts of petroleum extraction are devastating, as witnessed during the Gulf oil spill of 2010.
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