The following comes from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (, a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen local economies, and redirect waste into local recycling, composting, and reuse industries. It is reprinted here with permission. 


Click on the lin below to learn about the effect s of plastics on human health, the relation between trash and marine debris, micro-plastics and persistent bio-acuumulative substances and toxins

© 2017 All photos by Tracie Troxler