What's a lŭm′brĭ 'chī-na ?

The scientific name for an earthworm is "lumbricina".

If you are anything like us, you care about the planet but you are always struggling with finding meaningful ways to help it sustain. We watched worms weaving through a compost bin, changing the soil to a fertile product and we realized something profound: worms effect change by foraging along their own path, together. They use the same vigor to cleanse entire fields and leave rich minerals for harvests. 

Our one thing is microplastics, which start out as large marcoplastics. If we can convince you to make your "thing" plastic too, then we can all be Lumbricina earthworms together. 

We call our supporters "LUMBY WORMS"! 

 

Microplastics. What are they?

Think of the little fibers from a shedding sweater or the little beads in your face wash.

 

Seem harmless, right?

 

Those are both examples of substances that could be microplastics, which are tiny fragments of plastic. They can wash right down your drain into our waterways, which can eventually make its way into the oceans and beaches around the world. But those tiny particles in consumer products aren’t the only source. Many of our favorite products and conveniences, such as plastic bottles, reach the ocean as full-fledged pieces of plastic. Friction, sunlight, and wildlife all contribute to this plastic whittling down into teeny bits of microplastics. There are hundreds of thousands of tons in our oceans, which means they are in our streams, our rain, our drinking water, our seafood-- and yes, our bodies.

 

Scientists have only begun to scrape the surface of understanding the impact. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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