Vision: I envision a future in which we are not at risk of these harmful chemicals and pollutants in plastics and we are healthy.
Plastics contain endocrine disrupting pollutants and these pose health risks for us and our future children as well as the environment around us.
Values: I value the health of the public and our future generations and our environment.
Stated Intervention: We need systemic changes. These include laws that ban single-use plastics and all the non-compostable ones. For example, it was discussed in lecture that we could try using compostable corn husks instead, so that could be a sustainable alternative.
There is also a problem that is strongly weighed by the way producers are manufacturing their products. They need to not only be responsible for what they manufacture but also be held accountable for the disassembly of their own plastics.
We also need to restructure the regulatory frameworks for pollutants to cover endocrine disruption so that we can encompass the effects of these toxins on not just short-term effects such as deaths, but on long-term consequences that can carry into our future generations.
I think we can push for these systemic changes by funding research on the affects of plastics on our health as well as solutions/alternatives to using non-compostable plastics, as well as continuing to advocate and educate those around us about these harmful effects of plastics and alternatives.