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Saturday, September 12, 2020

From Macro to Micro to Nanoplastic, an Ei Article Book

Image captured on Long Boat Key, Florida
Image captured on
Long Boat Key, Florida
In September 2020, the Fingertip Press published the first Elemental Impact (Ei) Article Book: From Macro to Micro to Nanoplastics, an excerpt from the Regeneration in ACTION (RiA) article, Plastics: a double-edged sword

From "Plastics: a double-edged sword:"

The seemingly magical gift of plastic came with a double-edged sword filled with the potential to destroy life as it is currently known on Earth.

In less than seventy years, humans managed to infiltrate the Earth with micro and nanoplastics from discarded single-use and durable products in literally every nook and cranny, ranging from the arctic snow caps to the depths of the oceans and everywhere in between.

It is time to shift perspectives from human-focused to life-focused and let the Earth show us how to heal the damage inflicted. Answers will come to those who live and take action from the heart.

Additionally, the Nanoplastics article includes the following new sections:

  • Plastics at the beach - showcases how readily available durable and single-use plastic items are common place during beach enjoyment.
  • Beyond litter, cigarette butts are plastic pollution - explains how cigarette filters are made of cellulose acetate, a plastic.
  • Ei Exploration of Fungi, Soil Health & World Hunger - gives an overview of the empowering October 2018 exploration.
  • COVID-19 plastic pollution - explains how the recent pandemic resulted in a new surge in plastic pollution.
Image taken on a
secluded Cozumel beach
Soft cover, magazine-style books are available for purchase at $11.99 each plus delivery; volume-purchase discounts are given. Additionally, a pdf version of the book is available for $8.99. Here is the link to purchase the book:

A portion of the book proceeds is donated to Ei, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to Soil Health | Regenerative Agriculture and Water Use | Toxicity.

The Fingertip Press is a division of Holly Elmore Enterprises and the nomenclature for Ei Founder Holly Elmore's published articles, documents, and other written communication. Photos in the Nanoplastics book are courtesy of Holly Elmore Images.

While formatting the book design, Holly discovered a shortage of plastic photos to include. Thus, on an early summer Sunday morning, Holly went on a five-mile walking photo shoot in her urban Atlanta neighborhood. As suspected, there were ample plastic-pollution photo opportunities to complete the book-image portfolio.

For the cigarette butt image on page 15, in 2017 Holly walked a similar five-mile neighborhood route and collected every butt encountered. Upon returning home, Holly staged the artistic capture and promptly got ill from the cigarette toxins.

Remnants of  plastic holiday decor 
in Selby Garden's pollinator garden
On the bottom of page 2, the image depicts plastic debris blown from nearby I-75 onto Kennesaw State University's Hickory Grove Farm, a regenerative farm that provides food for campus dining and serves as a research field station.

Many of the other book images are from Holly's extensive travels over the past several years including Puerto Rico, Cozumel, Austin, Texas, and her lovely hometown, Sarasota, Florida. 

For those interested in promoting the monumental book in their networks and beyond, contact Holly at to strategize on opportunities available. The book is an excellent plastic-pollution-education tool for schools, corporations, and the overall community.


About Elemental Impact:
Elemental Impact (Ei) is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2010 as the home to the Zero Waste Zones, the forerunner in the nation for the commercial collection of food waste for compost. In June 2017, Ei announced the Era of Recycling Refinement was Mission Accomplished and entered the Era of Regeneration. Current focus areas include Nature PrevailsSoil Health | Regenerative Agriculture, and Water Use | Toxicity.

To work with industry leaders to create best regenerative operating practices where the entire value-chain benefits, including corporate bottom lines, communities, and the environment. Through education and collaboration, establish best practices as standard practices.

Ei’s tagline – Regeneration in ACTION – is the foundation for Ei endeavors.

The following mantra is at the core of Ei work:

Ei is a creator, an incubator.
Ei determines what could be done that is not being done and gets it done.
Ei brings the possible out of impossible.
Ei identifies pioneers and creates heroes.

For additional information, contact Holly Elmore at 404-261-4690 |

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