The Plastic Tragedy
More than 270 000 tons of plastic float in our oceans. An entire continent of waste has been formed in our oceans... Plastic is cheap and that's how it finds itself everywhere.
The tragedy is that it remains in our environment for centuries and while it doesn't disintegrate, it breaks in small pieces that endanger marine life for centuries.
As a health care professional, i was also surprised to learn about the fact that: Most plastic can release chemicals that have estrogenic activity*.
New studies have also linked the presence of BPA and BPS to diabetes.**
"Endocrine disruptors can affect the reproductive system, behaviors and thyroid hormones. The increase of infertility, the increase of breast and prostate cancer or early puberty are few of the visible effects of these hormonal disruptors that were qualified by the WHO of "world threat that needs to be solved"***. André Cicolella, chemist, toxicologist, previously searcher at the Institut national de recherche et de sécurité (INRS) and Institut national de l'environnement industriel et des risques (INERIS) that worked for more than 40 years on the sanitary effects of chemicals including those used for the fabrication of plastics.
Since less than 10% of plastic is actually recycled in Canada, we believe the real solution is a reduction of waste with reusable bottles.