Toxic World

What Are Dry Cleaners Doing to Our Environment?

by EcoStreet December 5, 2013 Toxic World

Dry cleaning is a process of cleaning clothing or textiles which uses chemical solvents rather than water. Most of the time, a solvent called perchloroethylene (which is also known as ‘perc’) is used to clean the fabrics. Dry cleaning is useful for very delicate fabrics that would be destroyed if they were being tossed around […]

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Our polluted world – an infographic

by EcoStreet September 28, 2011 EcoArt

Click to view the full size image on the Reusable Bags website Source: Reusable Bags

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Plastic, or food?

by EcoStreet February 7, 2011 Climate Change

A close up of an ocean sample from the North Atlantic Gyre (slow rotating whirlpools in which plastic trash can accumulate), showing both pieces of plastic and zooplankton. You’d be hard pressed to tell the difference. Fish and other marine organisms often can’t. We currently recover only 5% of the plastics we produce. What happens […]

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Plascon greenwash?

by EcoStreet April 15, 2009 Toxic World

If you can’t read the ad, here’s what it says: “Green is the new mainstream. Once a global issue taken on by the few, it has now come home. Literally. Recycling, saving energy, choosing organic, preserving the planet, it’s all about embracing nature and discovering innovative ways to live. Our Plascon Palette of 2009 is […]

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If you eat fish, you eat plastic

by EcoStreet April 13, 2009 Toxic World

Something for all you fish-lovers out there. Via: Green Remix [ad#468×60]

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Mesothelioma: a little known side effect of fossil fuel use

by EcoStreet September 10, 2008 Toxic World

This is a guest post by Samantha Catalano, a Public Outreach Coordinator for the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center. Ms. Catalano coordinates the writing, preparation and distribution of informational materials, including articles related to occupational asbestos exposure, mesothelioma cancer and more. For further information, or to contact Ms. Catalano about informational materials, please email […]

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