Category Archives: Art

Playing with Plastic

Sand toys found on the beach make fun designs, but plastic toys can be harmful to children. According to new research from the Technical University of Denmark, “Out of 419 chemicals found in hard, soft, and foam plastic materials used … Continue reading

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Be Disposable Free

Plastic cutlery is often among the top ten items found during shoreline cleanups, and I have certainly collected my fair share while walking at the beach. Plastic knives, forks, and spoons are not recyclable in most waste systems, because they … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect theory comes from meteorologist Edward Lorenz and the idea that the development of a tornado can be “influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier.” In other words, … Continue reading

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Sea Turtle

More than half of the world’s sea turtles have ingested plastic, and sadly, they are especially susceptible to its harmful effects. According to Sea Turtle Conservancy, their anatomy prohibits the regurgitation of debris, and the accumulation of plastic in their … Continue reading

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