three reasons to care
Plastic was invented in 1907. It is a practical, versatile material that serves many purposes. We welcomed it into our lives with excitement, without considering its possible effect on the planet, our food chain and us.
Plastic Rehab’s mission is to inform organizations and individuals about plastic’s negative effects and to give the people the opportunity to make an educated choice to reduce and/or eliminate the use of plastic in their lives.
Why is plastic rehabilitation needed?
# 1: Toxicity
Most plastics contain toxic chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA), dioxins, phthalates, (vinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride, lead, cadmium, and more). Our bodies mistake some of these chemicals, such as BPA, for our naturally occurring hormones. These chemicals are then considered endocrine disruptors. The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.
# 2: Longevity
Plastic takes a very long time to reintegrate into our soil, water, and air. Until it does so it remains toxic. Plastic in landfills can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Plastic in oceans and waterways breaks down to smaller pieces, releases its chemicals, and species ingest the small particles. We eat and drink plastic chemicals every day.
# 3: Not recyclable
The amount of plastic on our planet has reached an unmanageable point. Structures needed to recycle plastic accordingly are not in place. Recycling is not a viable option.
Plastic rehabilitation has become essential to our health and survival.
You should have a choice. An informed choice.