Morning Hot Links

By: Wednesday November 23, 2011 6:30 am

With the holiday coming up, we’ve asked one of our excellent commenters, fatster, to suggest stories and links for a morning post.  Our regular readers have been enjoying fatster’s contributions for a long time, so why not put them in a post?  So . . . here are fatsters hotlinks for today. Goldman Sachs might [...]

 

FDL Movie Night: Bag It

By: Monday May 9, 2011 5:00 pm

Bag It is an affable activist film that does its job: since watching it, I have been conscious of my own use of plastics, paying attention to reducing, reusing and recycling. Without being preachy, the film’s everyman, Jeb Berrier, sets out to discover what’s behind the plastic bag, and along the way shows us the world’s dangerous love affair with disposables. Over 100 billion one-use plastic bags in 2010 alone, plus 300 million paper coffee cups lined with plastic, and product packaging from the United States alone clog storm drains and stuff landfills. They are made to be thrown away. But where is away?

BPA’s Bad for Humans, but Why Is U.S. Studying Chinese Workers’ Exposure?

By: Sunday November 7, 2010 6:45 am

We know plastic additive Bisphenol A is bad for humans, although we’re still learning more about its effects on humans. But why is the U.S. spending tax dollars on studying Chinese workers’ exposures?

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