49 min

EP 157 - Plastics & Plastic Pollution – How & Why Plastic Pollution is a Climate Change issue Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio

    • Health & Fitness

As we go about our daily lives  and use and throw away many different kinds of plastics, we don’t know or think about how plastics and plastic pollution affect our environment and our health. Plastic fills our dumps, homes and oceans.  Plastic debris is found absolutely everywhere, from the Arctic to Antarctica. It clogs street drains in our cities; it litters campgrounds and national parks.

The amount of plastic waste that is not recycled is a major environmental issue. Plastic pollution also has a direct impact on the environment because  plastics do not break down naturally in the environment. This means that plastics can remain in the environment for hundreds of years building up, polluting land and water sources. Plastic pollution is especially damaging to marine life and its ecosystems because it can be ingested by animals .

Plastic pollution is on the rise and it has a direct impact on human health.  In order to reduce plastic pollution and its impact on climate change, it is important to reduce the amount of plastic we use because getting rid of all this plastic also causes problems for the planet. Just 16% of plastics are recycled – the rest goes to landfill or  incineration or is just dumped.

Guests Katherine Owens and Erin Simon talk with Host Bernice Butler to help unpack what we can do to help drive solutions.


---

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healthy-radio/support

As we go about our daily lives  and use and throw away many different kinds of plastics, we don’t know or think about how plastics and plastic pollution affect our environment and our health. Plastic fills our dumps, homes and oceans.  Plastic debris is found absolutely everywhere, from the Arctic to Antarctica. It clogs street drains in our cities; it litters campgrounds and national parks.

The amount of plastic waste that is not recycled is a major environmental issue. Plastic pollution also has a direct impact on the environment because  plastics do not break down naturally in the environment. This means that plastics can remain in the environment for hundreds of years building up, polluting land and water sources. Plastic pollution is especially damaging to marine life and its ecosystems because it can be ingested by animals .

Plastic pollution is on the rise and it has a direct impact on human health.  In order to reduce plastic pollution and its impact on climate change, it is important to reduce the amount of plastic we use because getting rid of all this plastic also causes problems for the planet. Just 16% of plastics are recycled – the rest goes to landfill or  incineration or is just dumped.

Guests Katherine Owens and Erin Simon talk with Host Bernice Butler to help unpack what we can do to help drive solutions.


---

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healthy-radio/support

49 min

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Scicomm Media
Jay Shetty
Ten Percent Happier
Kathryn Nicolai
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes
Peter Attia, MD