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.
Like booze, sex and profanity, plastics have become a sin.
Poop is a resource that should be used more efficiently.
If you want to leave a big carbon footprint on the atmosphere, choose cremation in an electric furnace.
When large nets are used to capture desirable species, there is often “bycatch” of undesirable species that are often thrown back into the water.
It gives me pause to see proposals now before government agencies to relax the standards for discharge and stream protection
For the purposes of maintaining water quality in the Hudson River, it shouldn’t matter if I dump my sewage or industrial waste into a small tributary or directly into the River.
It is likely that the organisms in many streams across the U.S. are bathed in a weak solution of birth control pills, caffeine, hypertension blockers, and lithium.