mothernaturenetwork
mothernaturenetwork:

Plastic is found in virtually everything these days. Your food and hygiene products are packaged in it. Your car, phone and computer are made from it. And you might even chew on it daily in the form of gum. While most plastics are touted as recyclable, the reality is that they’re “downcycled.” A plastic milk carton can never be recycled into another carton — it can be made into a lower-quality item like plastic lumber, which can’t be recycled.16 simple ways to reduce plastic waste

mothernaturenetwork:

Plastic is found in virtually everything these days. Your food and hygiene products are packaged in it. Your car, phone and computer are made from it. And you might even chew on it daily in the form of gum. While most plastics are touted as recyclable, the reality is that they’re “downcycled.” A plastic milk carton can never be recycled into another carton — it can be made into a lower-quality item like plastic lumber, which can’t be recycled.
16 simple ways to reduce plastic waste

Greetings!

Hello to the world of tumblr!

This is my first post, so I’ll make an introduction. My name is Rob. Quispe is a name given to me, and a reminder for me of who I want to be. I live in Utah. I’ve worked as an environmental professional since 2001, recently returning to school at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University as a graduate student.

I’ll be sharing thoughts on my personal journey toward sustainability and being a better global citizen.

Enjoy!