Alex Hartzog

Alex Hartzog was the summer 2021 SCNCC writing and reporting intern through the Park Center for Independent Media, during which time he was deeply immersed in research on plastic pollution. He will receive his degree in journalism from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, USA, in December 2021.

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Sibling Scourges: Plastics and Fossil Fuels

As Judith Enck and others have explained, business as usual is like skydiving and not pulling the parachute. The longer we take to pull the chute and start seriously addressing plastics in the environment, the harder our landing is going to be.

September 22, 2021

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Plastics, Plastics Everywhere

New research shows that as well as harming sea animals from the smallest fish to the largest whales to entire coral reefs, plastics and microplastics are dangerous to human health.

September 20, 2021

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Plastics: The Other Pandemic

Plastics are a scourge we all know too well. After more than 150 years of plastic production, this material has invaded every living corner of the Earth.

August 23, 2021