It is possible to live in a world without plastic debris despoiling our oceans, our environment! We do not have to be covered in plastic trash. Countless millions of birds and species of every nature do not have to suffer slow painful deaths. We are better than this!
There was a time, not that long ago when you would see countless cigarette butts littering the landscape. But then, something happened ever so slowly, the ugly disgusting cigarette butts began disappearing from bars and restaurants, parking lots, sidewalks, beaches, ashtrays in public and private buildings.
People finally got the message that smoking was not only not cool but was detrimental to health of everyone surrounded by the smoker.
Pharrell Williams has joined the fight to save our oceans. He talks about his love for the oceans and our need to save them in a new i-D documentary, The Plastic Age. Let’s face it, how can anyone not like Pharrell, a man whose music impacts countless millions of fans? Clearly, Pharrell knows how get a message out.
Let me state for the record, that with few exceptions, I do not like governmental bans or restrictions on personal behavior. […] There are, however, exigent circumstances when the harm being done is so massive that intervention in the form of bans is necessary. So it is with the worldwide pollution caused by the indiscriminate use of plastics for convenience rather than necessity.
Will 2014 be the year we finally get serious about, “Saying NO to Plastics”?
Forget the hokum about global warming. Plastic pollution can be seen everywhere. This problem is here now not some place in the distant future.
The vast amount of plastic trash that enters the oceans is a real problem, a problem that grows ever omnipresent on a hourly basis.
Operation Green Fence, a campaign by Chinese customs to strictly enforce laws governing the import of waste, “could be a game changer,” says Doug Kramer, president of Kramer Metals, an international scrap dealer in Los Angeles. “A lot of companies have used China as a dumping ground, getting rid of … substandard scrap and trash,” Mr. Kramer says.
The headlines were recently blaring …Beijing bans US imports of trash! That one my friends, is a very big headline. Bet you didn’t know our biggest export to China is our trash!
Yes, we export more trash than soybeans or wheat. It seems, except for green crusaders, very few people, politicians, or people in the MSM want to acknowledge the silent nightmare that plastic trash and garbage presents.