Resources

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ARTICLES & REPORTS

Articles

Scientific American  Do Plastic Bag Bans Work

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-plastic-bag-bans-work/


National Geographic  Planet or Plastic? A whopping 91% isn't recycled

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/

Google Nat Geo Plastic or Planet? for other articles


Forbes  We're Now at a Million Plastic Bottles Per Minute

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/07/26/million-plastic-bottles-minute-91-notrecycled/#749529a292cc


Hartford Courant  One Billion Plastic Bags Are Used In CT Each Year. Towns Are Hoping to Change That

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-plastic-bans-campaigns-20180910-story.html

Google Hartford Courant Plastic for other articles


NPR All Things Considered  Beer, Drinking Water and Fish: Tiny Plastic is Everywhere

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/08/20/636845604/beer-drinking-water-and-fish-tiny-plastic-is-everywhere

 

REPORTS

NYDEC New York State Plastic Bag Task Force An Analysis of Single-Use Plastic Bags

https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/dplasticbagreport2017.pdf


Center for International Environmental Law  Plastic and Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

https://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Plastic-and-Health-The-Hidden-Costs-of-a-Plastic-Planet-February-2019.pdf


World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey & Company, The New Plastics Economy — Rethinking the future of plastics 

(2016, http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications ) . 

WEBSITES

World Watch Institute

www.worldwatch.org http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5565


Earth Policy Institute 

www.earth-policy.org


U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA Marine Debris Program  An Educators Guide

https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/educators-guide-marine-debris

Numerous K-12 curricula, activities, fact sheets, posters


National Geographic Kids vs Plastic Campaign  

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/nature/kids-vs-plastic/#leopard-cub-with-plastic.jpg

Kid-friendly articles, posters, videos and activities 


Skip the Straw - Ocean Conservancy

https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/outreach-education/skip-the-straw/


Environment and Human Health, Inc 

http://www.ehhi.org/


Yale Environmental and Health Safety 

https://ehs.yale.edu/


The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk Single Use Plastics Initiative 

https://www.maritimeaquarium.org/single-use-plastics-initiative


Skip The Plastic Norwalk

https://www.skiptheplasticnorwalk.org/faqs-skip-the-plastic


BYO Connecticut

https://byoct.org/