Not all pharmaceutical compounds can be removed by traditional methods of treating wastewater.
Human excrement is a resource too valuable to waste.
We have much to do to improve our understanding of the amount and fate of plastics at the Earth’s surface.
Reducing the use of disposal diapers would have a rather small effect on our national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions
Cutting food waste in half would save 8% of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere—even more if we were to consume less beef in our diet.
The microparticles in soil and sediments may persist indefinitely, casting a sedimentary record of human activity on the planet.
When you decide to have a cup of coffee, you have already made your largest contribution to the energy used to deliver coffee to your cup.
It is a lot to ask the microbial population in a septic system to break down chemicals that they have never experienced in nature, let alone those designed to inhibit their activities.
Overall the blame for plastic pollution rests on you and me.