Microbeads were so 2016! Remember, them? We all read those articles about how plastic microbeads in our toiletries were making their way into lakes, rivers, and oceans and being consumed by animals! Now I just rub my face two times a week with my cat’s litter; super sustainable! But there’s a new plastic villain on the scene, and if you’re not careful, it could be right on top of you! They’re called plastic microfibres and they exist in a lot of our clothing! Continue reading
Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up. I hope you have all had a good week, and are ready to catch up on all of the environmental news that you might have missed. This week was actually pretty uplifting, as we’ve got microbead bans, a new record breaking wildlife reserve, and some really cool new CO2 energy research out of the University of Toronto. So without further ado, let’s dive in! Continue reading
We use water every single day of our lives! Without it we would barely be able to survive for a few days! Even though our lives depend on this vital resource, we contaminate it with garbage and pollution on a daily basis. So how does our waste even end up polluting waterways and how can we prevent their contamination?
Water has always been considered a good place to dump our waste. Since the majority of humans spend their lives on land, and so oceans, lakes, and rivers all seem like good hiding places for the stuff we don’t want to deal with any more. Water pollution can have many sources, such as sewage, marine dumping, oil pollution, and many more. To make things a bit easier to digest, I’ll break them down into two categories; residential waste and industrial waste. Continue reading