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Mean Girls Suck

May 18, 2018 | Brandon Mills

We have finally reached the point where we have to confront the "plastics." And no, I'm not talking about the popular girls from the movie Mean Girls. Let's face it, plastic has wrapped itself into the fabric of our society with innovation that seemingly improves our daily lives. And luckily for you, its even provided the occasional pop culture analogy (see above).


"Plastic Is So Not Fetch Right Now" -Karen


Whether we like it or not, plastic (in all its forms) has revolutionized the way we live. But wait, here comes the catch... unfortunately, us humans tend to get really excited about new things without actually putting in all the effort and research needed to avoid potential tragedies on the back end.


Tragedies??? ...which might have you asking, "but my delicious salad is staying fresh because I have it in a Ziplock bag right now?" Well, you would be right. We have become increasingly reliant on the benefits of plastic. Personally, I'm still using plastic bags for my garbage. Fortunately, we can unwrap this topic together; however, its going to take time, patience and understanding to build toward a future that is plastic-free-ish.


"I'm Not A Regular Mom, I'm A Cool Mom" -Mom


We certainly never question our moms, but we do support them wholeheartedly. Which is why we want to salute our mom soldiers at Mom's Clean Air Force, which is a community of over 1,000,000 moms—and dads!—working together to combat air pollution, including the urgent crisis of our changing climate.


As we were perusing their inspiring work, we read an article entitled, "what's plastic go to do with clean air?" and wanted to highlight a few of the facts:


  • Most plastic is made from fossil fuels like oil and natural gas

  • Petrochemical plants pollute communities and harm workers

  • Plastics contain additives that can give off gas which contaminate the air

  • Plastics release hazardous emissions when burned

  • Plastic recycling can be hazardous to communities and workers


To read the full article click here.


Not Looking Forward To Seeing the Sequel Return of the Plastics


Ok, so how do we let go of our dependence on plastics and start making better choices?


We here at REMEDY HIKE, recommend the following:


  • Check out My Plastic Free Life and their 100 step guide to a plastic free life! It’s a total game changer!

  • Stay tuned for next week's blog where we release a fashionable and funny way to get the conversation on plastics started.

We will always be disappointed that a group of squid isn't called a squad.


Remedy Hike is on a mission to change the way we think about our health. We hike for change. Because we see Health Outside the Ordinary.



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