15 Aug '11, 11am

Measuring Your Plastic Footprint

Bettina Wassener Plastic detritus on a beach in Hong Kong. With climate change and carbon dioxide emissions dominating the environmental conversation much of the time, the issue of plastic pollution tends to get short shrift. Still, the problem is worrying enough to be stirring serious concern among environmental and scientific experts, especially when it comes to plastic that ends up in the oceans, where it never quite biodegrades and can form a swelling gyre of sludge. Beach and river cleanups simply no longer suffice. With plastic consumption growing, some are calling for a bigger-picture attempt to reduce wasteful use of plastic, increase recycling and raise awareness that plastic is essentially stored petroleum. Enter the Plastic Disclosure Project , an initiative that echoes the well-established Carbon Disclosure Project. As I report in greater detail in this Green C...

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Bettina Wassener Plastic detritus on a beach in Hong Kong. With climate change and carbon dioxide emissions dominating the...

Measuring Your Plastic Footprint

green.blogs.nytimes.com 15 Aug '11, 11am

Bettina Wassener Plastic detritus on a beach in Hong Kong. With climate change and carbon dioxide emissions dominating the...

Green Blog: Measuring Your Plastic Footprint

green.blogs.nytimes.com 15 Aug '11, 11am

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