29 Apr '11, 6pm

The world has cranked out nearly as much plastic in the past 10 years as in the entire preceding century.

The world has cranked out nearly as much plastic in the past 10 years as in the entire preceding century.

A few years ago, writer Susan Freinkel started wondering how much plastic passed through her life. So she conducted a one-day experiment, recording each plastic-containing item she came in contact with. The tally: 196. They ranged from the obvious to the unnoticed, from the dashboard in her car to the dime-sized stickers she had to peel off her apples. The next day, she reversed the experiment, tracking everything she touched that wasn’t made of plastic. Total: 102. Freinkel’s world, she realized, was more plastic than not. Yours probably is, too. Her experiment started Freinkel on a plastic odyssey, learning all she could about its imprint on our economy, lives and health. The resulting book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story , appears at a time of rising anxiety over plastic’s impact. In mid-April, Congress renewed efforts to modernize a 35-year old law addressing chemical saf...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/gallery/plastic-a-toxic-love-story

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