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

Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet (2019 report discussion the plastics production chain, climate impacts and best waste management options for plastics)

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):