Plastics vs. the Environment

Plastics "Recycling" Codes:

1PET or PETE(Polyethylene Terephthalate)
2HDPE(High Density Polyethylene)
3V(Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC)
4LDPE(Low Density Polyethylene)
7Other(multi-layered plastics)

General Information

Mother Jones magazine reporting

The Problems with Plastics (Ecology Center)'s Plastic page and history of Plastics.

My Plastic-Free Life

Plastics that May Be Harmful to Children and Reproductive Health

Plastic Wraps

Warhurst: Chemicals which have been implicated as hormone disrupters (Phthalates, Alkylphenols, Bisphenol-A and more)

BPA-Free Does Not Mean Safe. Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

Story of Stuff project videos:

Toxic metals in plastics


Specific Plastics

#1 (PET):

#5 (PP):

#7 (Other):