By now, more than 6 million people have seen the disturbing 8-minute viral video of the sea turtle with a stream of blood draining from his nostril, as two researchers work to extract a 4-inch plastic straw.
The plastic was lodged in the turtle’s nasal cavity, reaching down into his throat, inhibiting his breathing and sense of smell—a turtle’s most important tool for finding food. It was no doubt messing with the turtle’s orientation and migration, and possibly even hindering his ability to find a mate.
Everyday plastic pollution accumulates in bodies of water across the world. This trash has negative effects on both sea life and humans. Dispose of plastic bottle caps and other items responsible.
Consider signing the Save the Albatross Coalition’s petition. The technology exists to leash lids to bottles. The petition calls upon Coke and Pepsi to redesign your bottles - leash the lid - and reduce harm to the albatross and the rest of our ocean eco-system.
Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top five hazards to human health. Paints and finishes are among the leading causes.
BENEFITSTYPES OF NON-TOXIC PAINTSNON-TOXIC PAINT STRIPPERSTIPS FOR LESS TOXIC PAINTING
Paints and finishes release low level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint.
New environmental regulations and consumer demand have led to the development of low-VOC and zero-VOC paints and finishes. Most paint manufacturers now produce one or more non-VOC variety of paint. These new paints are durable, cost-effective and less harmful to human and environmental health.