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    Lola commented on the post, A problem no one is solving

    I forgot to embed my citations so I am posting them here in case you want to do some further reading.

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics,” ellenmacarthurfoundation.org, 2016

    Toronto Environmental Alliance, “Where else in the world have governments banned plastic bags?”…Read More

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    Lola commented on the post, Let's clean the air!!

    Hello Audrey,
    Thank you for opening up this important conversation, I really enjoyed reading your post. I am really scared to see the outcomes of this problem. Especially when living in our valley when we see these problems at their worst. I found a source that outlines big issues and effects this might have on us in the future that I think you…Read More

  • Hello Stella,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for opening up this important conversation. It is really sad to watch this become a trend considering all the negative effects and lack of research of participants. I found an article with a bunch of statistics you might enjoy that highlights the scale of this issue.…Read More

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    It seems like we are all aware that plastic consumption is at all time highs. Even if you specifically or people we know aren’t doing much about it, for the most part we all know it is a problem. I feel badly

    A problem no one is solving

    It seems like we are all aware that plastic consumption is at all time highs. Even if you specifically or people we know aren't doing much about it, for the most part we all know it is a problem....

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    • I agree with everything in your post. It is difficult because we can try to avoid plastic as much as possible but sometimes there’s no way around it – there are times when it is our only option. This is why the responsibility falls on the large corporations to make more sustainable decisions, and on the government to enforce restrictions on plastic. If they don’t take responsibility, our planet might be doomed, but in the meantime we should try our best to reduce our plastic use.

    • I forgot to embed my citations so I am posting them here in case you want to do some further reading.

      Ellen MacArthur Foundation, “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics,” ellenmacarthurfoundation.org, 2016

      Toronto Environmental Alliance, “Where else in the world have governments banned plastic bags?” http://www.torontoenvironment.org,

      Transparency Market Research, “PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET TO THRIVE ON THE BACK OF EXPANDING FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES” http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com, 2015

      Thank you.

    • I agree with everything you stated. There is no easy way to get around the problem of plastic and plastic pollution, but addressing and bringing more awarness to this problem will give us some hope for a better future.

    • Dear Lola,

      I agree with what you stated above about your post, “A Problem No One Is Solving” because we can try as much as possible to not use plastic but there is no way around it. Sometimes it is our only option.

      One sentence you wrote the stood out to me is “It can be produced quickly for a million different things and be extremely durable while being cost efficient.” I believe this is shocking how it can be produced so quickly and they still save millions of dollars.

      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

      Karen.

  • Hi Kira,

    Thank you for opening up this discussion, I think mental health is huge issue among young adults right now. More than ever we are pressured by education and other responsibilities. I think Oregon is beginning something that is the future. We all know that it is a big issue but it seems like this is the first thing being done about it.

    I…Read More

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