A Potential Replacement For Hormone-Scrambling Plastics ?

A Potential Replacement For Hormone-Scrambling Plastics ?

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“This unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…” Captions and Photo: Coastal Care.

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A new compostable material abundant in nature: Chitin – the stuff of shrimp shells, insect armor and butterfly wings – maybe a promising new form of bio-plastic, potentially viable for large-scale manufacturing with traditional casting or injection molding techniques.

“The plastic problem is so huge and so bad that we have to explore all options…”

Read Full Article, The Huffington Post

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This unprecedented plastic waste tide appears as vast as the ocean, as ungraspable as the unfathomable mass of microscopic plastic fragments present at sea, transported by winds and currents, yet, ultimately, the plastic tide can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part. The path to successful resolution of the crisis clearly appears…as we are the problem and the solution…

Scientists Discover Thriving Colonies of Microbes in Ocean ‘Plastisphere’ WHOI (Uploaded 07-05-2013)
Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans—a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have dubbed the “plastisphere.”

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