Many people believe that microplastics in toothpaste are a thing of the past. The root of this misunderstanding comes from the fact that many toothpaste brands “voluntarily” phased out microbeads. The thing is: all microbeads are microplastic ingredients, but not all microplastic ingredients are microbeads. Let’s dig deeper! In December of 2012, Unilever was the […]

Tiny pieces of plastic found in Arctic snow

Microplastics, those pervasive relics of modern times, have invaded seemingly every part of the planet today, including rain over the Rocky Mountains and the most remote reaches of the Arctic. Scientists have been puzzling over how this flood of pollution makes its way to such distant locations far from the urban centers where it’s generated. A new […]

Greta Thunberg’s Speech At The U.N. Climate Action Summit

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, addressed the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit in New York City on Monday. Here’s the full transcript of Thunberg’s speech, beginning with her response to a question about the message she has for world leaders. “My message is that we’ll be watching you. “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up […]

MAN Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world

Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world. Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg. “Hall of the Mountain King” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0…​​​​ Copyright © 2012

Did You Know Wet Wipes Are Made With Plastic?

The UK’s efforts to reduce single-use plastic waste are gaining momentum and wet wipes are their latest target. As part of a string of new measures to crack down on plastics used in the country, Environmental Secretary Michael Gove is planning to completely “eliminate” the wasteful baby wipes. Wet wipes may seem like an unlikely candidate for a […]