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June 7, 2019 | World Oceans Day: Time to Act on Plastics

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel ( Ms Park is a financial analyst, attorney, finance author and regular guest on North American media. She is also the author of the best-selling myth-busting book "Juggling Dynamite: An insider's wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts," and a popular daily financial blog:

Tomorrow, June 8, is World Oceans Day.  Fossil-fuel based plastics are degrading all our water systems, but many people are not yet appreciating the threat to human health. See Microplastics have invaded the deep ocean–and the food chain.

University of Victoria research estimates that individuals are already consuming 39000 to 52000 microplastic pieces per year through our food and beverages, and those who drink water from plastic bottles take in another 90,000 pieces.  Time to stop using fossil-fuel based plastics.  We lead change through conscious personal consumption choices.
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June 7th, 2019

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