Drowning in plastic: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of France
In 1909 he patented a mouldable hard plastic that he called Bakelite ... Start counting things made of plastic and don't forget your buttons, the stretch in your underwear, the little caps on the end of your shoelaces. The stuff is absolutely ubiquitous ...
What Can Kids Learn By Doing Dangerous Things?
TULLEY: (Laughing) And by the end of the night, I had five or six kids signed ... RAZ: Gever Tulley - his talk is called "Five Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do." Check it out at ted.npr.org. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies
The plastic bits, some small enough that they're called ... at the end of their lifetime to make sure that we capture the resource. The plastic bottles can be recycled and turned back into new plastic items. So same for many of the things that we see ...
Plastic bags are killing us
If there’s one thing ... bags has slashed their use by more than 90 percent since 2002. In flood-prone Bangladesh, where plastic bags choked drainage systems, the bags have been banned since 2002. The problem with plastic bags isn’t just where they end ...
It’s Not ‘The End of Men’—But They Are in Trouble
But perhaps it’s not the end of men at all—just the beginning of a newer, better version. There are a few things that happen when you attempt ... Even sperm seems to have become a matriarchy: at a company called MicroStart, which offers a yet-to ...