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Chemical pollution examples

The Different Kinds of Chemical Pollution

We are constantly advised to recycle and dispose of our waste in the proper manner, but only a very small percentage of the global population heeds this advice. The result is that they contaminate our environment, resulting in chemical pollution.

It is good

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Facts about atlantic trash island

The Pacific Garbage Patch is not alone

Unbelievably, there are is another floating island of garbage in the Atlantic Ocean, in the Sargasso Sea. It is not as big or as popular as the Texas-sized Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but it poses the same health risk to animals, birds, other marine mammals and

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Hazardous waste facts

Do you know what is Toxic?

Hazardous waste is any chemical or by product that can harm the environment and any living thing that gets exposed to it. These wastes are produced by manufacturing plants, agricultural processes and some household products. The latter is the most overlooked - those that

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Plastic bag pollution facts

The Bad Boy of Pollution

Plastic bags are one of the main causes of marine pollution, and the focus on plastic bag reduction is ongoing. Many supermarkets have stopped issuing plastic bags to customers, encouraging them to bring their own bags instead. Since we’ve become so used to the convenience of

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Plastic island pacific ocean

Our Legacy of Trash

If you’re up to date with the news, you’ve probably heard about the floating islands of plastic in our Oceans. The Great Pacific Patch, the Eastern Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex are located between Hawaii and California. It’s in a high pressure area in the middle of

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What is plastic pollution?

It’s cheap… it’s disposable… it’s toxic

Since plastic is such a versatile and cheap material, most of today’s everyday products are made out of it or has some components made of plastic. The problem is, it’s disposable and that’s what we do on a daily basis – we throw them away. Not recycle, not

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Plastic waste facts

What happens to the Plastic you throw away?

Plastic is one of the most widely used and cheapest materials in the world today. You can find it anywhere. If it’s not made from plastic, it’s wrapped in plastic. We use around 5 trillion plastic bags a year worldwide! The US alone throws away enough

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Paper waste facts

Paper comes from Trees…

In today’s electronic age, people are starting to consider going paperless. But there’s still a long way to go before we lose our dependence on this very important human product.

From our newspapers to our paper wrappings, paper is still everywhere and most of them are ending

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Food waste facts

What’s for Dinner?

We love to eat! So why do we throw away almost half of our food?

Eating is one of the things that we humans need to do to survive. But it’s not just for survival – it’s for enjoyment. We satisfy our cravings and our palates and the act of eating makes us happy. It’s one of life’s

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Pollution from plastic

Plastic is Forever

From bottled water alone, the US throws away enough plastic bottles in one week to encircle our planet 5 times!That’s just 5% of the global population.

Globally, we use 160,000 plastic bags every second!

These plastics when thrown in landfills or elsewhere, find their way into our

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Electronic waste facts

Electronic Revolution = E-Waste

The electronic revolution has changed how we lived, communicated and has brought people around the world closer.

We are in a great era of technological advancement and we are a generation obsessed with technology. We have gadgets of all kinds – from our appliances to

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Household hazardous waste statistics

Is your Home a Safe Place?

Household Hazardous Waste is any product that you use at home regularly for cleaning, which contains chemicals that are harmful to human health and our environment.

All the products that we have in our homes seem pretty harmless, and they do keep our homes clean. It will

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Interesting facts about plastic bags

What’s the problem with plastic bags?

How can such a flimsy thing cause so many problems? We are so used to using plastic bags to carry things around that we have taken it for granted… but you should start paying attention to how you use plastic bags… and start finding something else to carry your

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Garbage islands in the ocean

Can you imagine islands of garbage with the combined size of India, Europe and Mexico, floating in our ocean?

The rise in population has increased the amount of garbage that we generate. Sadly, inefficient waste management and the indifference of humanity created these toxic islands.

Where are they

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