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Not just a filthy beach: What plastic pollution means for you
The EU have banned various phthalates altogether and the USA have banned them for certain uses, because of their known impact on human health. However, all the plastic that has ever been created, including all its phthalates and BPA STILL EXISTS. It’s still here, buried in the ground, floating in the sea, lying scattered across the beaches and car parks of the world, gradually leaking BPAs and phthalates into our environment one toxic drop at a time. Halden says "We're doomed to live with yesterday's plastic pollution and we are exacerbating the situation with each day of unchanged behavior," "We are at a critical juncture and cannot continue under the modus that has been established. If we're smart, we'll look for replacement materials, so that we don't have this mismatch - good for a minute and contaminating for 10,000 years."