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 ...
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 ...
The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging
"But there is no such thing as the perfect plastic material," Brody says. So a lot of our packaging is made by combining different types of food-grade plastic. Potato Chip Bags Take a bag of potato chips. It's mostly made out of a plastic called oriented ...
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.
Claims Five: Why does a broken leg mean the end for a horse?
Another issue is what Hall called ... horse may recover from a broken leg has to consider the pain of laminitis that they may well have to go through. And then, as Hall points out, there is also the question of "the quality of life that they will have at ...