Plastic World, Plastic Nightmare

The World's Love-Hate Relationship with Plastics

25. Conclusion: A Human Geography Perspective to Plastic Pollution

As the semester draws to a close, i would like to conclude this blog by returning to my ‘roots’. Today’s…

24. Microbeads and the Environment

In today’s post, we’ll delve into the tiny world of microbeads and explore how these little demons can contribute to…

23. The Ocean Cleanup: Removing Plastics from the Ocean

So far all we’ve been talking about was how to stop putting plastic in the ocean. However, an important question…

22. Degradable Plastics and Marine Pollution

Today’s post refers specifically to the United Nation Environment Programme’s report on “Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, Concerns and…

21. The Myth of Biodegradability

Today’s post aims to expose the “Myth of Biodegradability” In the previous posts, we talked about how Bioplastics and Biodegradable…

20. The New Panacea: Bioplastics and Biodegradable Plastics

As mentioned in the very first post, the main problem with plastics is that it doesn’t biodegrade. That it can persist in…

19. Recycling, is it worth it?

Since most plastics doesn’t biodegrade, recycling is seen as the most environmental friendly solution towards plastics disposal. However, is it…

18. How are Plastic Bottles Recycled?

Today, recycling seems like a “technological fix” for all of our disposal problems. According to common lore, anything that cannot…

17. (Plastic Video) Most Educational Video I’ve Watched! : What really happens to the plastic you throw away

Okay Everyone, serious business over here. This is the MUST WATCH VIDEO FOR PLASTIC POLLUTION. The animation and the sexy…

16. (Plastic Video) Marine Plastic Pollution, Our Oceans, Our Future…

Managed to chance upon this video which summarizes a lot of the things that i wanted to convey about marine…

15. (Plastic News) Rwanda’s Plastic Ban

Earlier this year, many commentators applauded France for its ban on plastic bags, commenting on how France portrays itself as…

14. Plastic Comics: Read This Even If You Hate The Blog!!!

Now that its week 7 of the school term, I believe that most of the readers are probably really tired and…

13. (Plastic News) Plastic Ban in France (part II) ?

This posts highlights some possible problems that could be encountered by France’s disposable plastic ban. Under the ban, all disposable utensils…

12. (Incineration) Plastics and Air Pollution

You guessed it. Plastic causes air pollution too =( This post will focus on how the incineration of plastic products…

11. (Landfills) Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Land Environment

Out of the 33.6million tons of plastic that americans discard each year, only 6.5 percent of it is recycled and…

10. (Plastic News) Plastic Ban in France?

“Half the fun of an al fresco lunch is the challenge of steadying a slice of quiche, three sausage rolls,…

9. Methods of Plastic Waste Disposal (and possible complications)

Today’s post aim to give a broad overview on the 4 main method of plastic disposal. They are: Landfilling, Incineration,…

8. Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Marine Environment (part III)

In today’s post, we’ll review how plastic pollution can negatively impact humans residing in coastal community.  Aesthetic Values Pollution in…

7. Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Marine Environment (part II)

In the previous post, we’ve talked about how plastics end up in the ocean. Today, we’ll take a closer look…

6. Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Marine Environment (Part I)

In the previous post, we had briefly discussed about how cheap and chemically inert plastic products can contribute to environmental…

5. Understanding the Chemistry of Plastics

As the chemical properties of plastic plays a crucial role in explaining how plastics brings about environmental pollution, this post…

4. Introduction to Plastic (Part II)

In Part I of this series, we’ve discussed about how versatile and useful plastic is to our everyday life. However,…

3. Introduction to Plastics (Part I).

Hi Everyone, Welcome back to another installment of Plastic Nightmare. Before we cramp ourselves with knowledge on Plastic Pollution, i…

2. Introduction to the Plastic Nightmare

“I’m a Barbie girl, in the Barbie World… Life in Plastic, it’s ‘Fantastic’!” (author emphasis). Whenever i think about plastic pollution,…

1. About the Author

The author is a third year geography undergraduate in NUS. Even though his interest lies mainly in human geography, he…

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