what plastic is this?

what plastic is this?

I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie worldLife in plastic, it's fantastic!"Barbie Girl" lyrics by Aqua, 1997 it really is a world of plastic in case we still haven't noticed. but we still know so little about it. most of us would (at the most conscientious level) turn a plastic packaging around to look for [...]

the after-life of electronic products

the after-life of electronic products

what happens to products after we finish with them? did you ever think about it? i used to be thoughtless as i ran through new phones and electronic gadgets every other year, often making cringe-worthy statements like "the only consumer product i consume a lot of are electronic products". i never thought about what happened [...]

the illusion of recycling plastic

the illusion of recycling plastic

Almost all of us have seen the chasing arrow symbol, three arrows bending into each other and that universally imply the product is "recyclable". But is it really? How do these products get sorted? Who sorts the products and where? At what cost? These are the questions that an eye-opening documentary from PBS explores. More [...]