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.
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