02 Aug '12, 11pm

Science Matters: Are plastic bags really necessary? - A national newspaper columnist wrote that "banning plastic bag...

Science Matters: Are plastic bags really necessary? - A national newspaper columnist wrote that "banning plastic bag...

University of British Columbia study found that 93 per cent of beached northern fulmars (migratory seabirds related to the albatross) had bellies full of plastic — a substantial increase from the last time they were tested, in 1980. Head researcher Stephanie Avery-Gomm told the Globe and Mail that one bird had 454 pieces of plastic in its stomach . Eating plastic can severely harm or kill birds, as well as the 260 other marine species, including turtles and fish, that we know eat or get entangled in the stuff. It's not just bags, of course. We humans have become dependent on plastic for a range of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control. Canadians use between nine- and 15-billion plastic bags a year , enough to circle the Earth more than 55 times, according to the Greener Footprints we...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2012/08/...

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@hoshistar81 そういえばこないだIEEE Spectrumにそんな記事がありました。 http://t.co/GvcBQ5yH

@hoshistar81 そういえばこないだIEEE Spectrumにそんな記事がありました...

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