Too many people refuse to take the impact of plastic bags, trash, and debris in the oceans seriously.
For some it is as simple as out of sight and out of mind. If they can’t see it (the destruction caused by plastic trash), it cannot possibly be an issue to grapple with. For others, the attitude they present is,”don’t bother me with facts, my mind’s made up!”
I happened across this video of a Bryde’s whale dying after having eaten plastic trash. This was confirmed after the necropsy as this brief clip shows.
For the record, I am officially sick and tired of politicians, issue orientated extremists of every size and shape who believe because they feel a certain why about an issue that we all must believe and act as they do.
[…] Now comes a New York politician, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn,who introduced on March 5, would fine restaurants $1,000 for each violation of using salt when they cook.
I watched that episode of Iron Chef, the one where Michelle Obama made a brief appearance to announce that the show’s “secret ingredient” was to be the vegetables from the White House garden. All through the hour the audience heard Emeril droning on and on about the superior quality of the White House vegetables they were cooking with. Now it turns out our four competing chefs weren’t cooking with these vegetables extraordinaire after all. Turns out that the veggies used in the episode were locally sourced according to a spokesperson for Food Network.
Last week, if you missed the story, the New York Times did a story on clothing retailer, H&M. It seems that they have been tossing out and destroying perfectly good clothes that they could not sell; cutting the fingers off of gloves, putting knives and scissors to shirts, jackets, etc.
Imagine my surprise, when by happenstance I checked the ingredients on the back of the bag of one of my favorite gummi candies.
Let’s see … corn syrup, sucrose, gelatin, apple juice (that’s good, right?), natural and artificial flavor, carnauba wax.
As Kermit already knows, it’s not easy being green, particularly when you are trying to eliminate the unnecessary use of plastic from your life. I’ve been writing about using less plastic in all of its forms for close to two years hopeful that with education and persistence that change would come. Change is taking place, […]
If you haven’t viewed the art of Chris Jordan take some time, and do yourself a favor. His ability translate social and environmental concerns into visual art we can all understand is immense. He has published several books including “Intolerable Beauty – Portraits of American Mass Consumption”, “In Katrina’s Wake – Portraits of Loss from […]
Readers of this blog know how passionate I am about plastic pollution.
I am equally passionate about fighting pancreatic cancer, I disease my family has first hand knowledge of. Both my mother and my step-dad died of the disease.
One of the most precious resources we have on planet earth is water … clean drinkable water. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the world’s surface is covered in water, most of it is salt water which humans cannot drink. A mere 2.5% of the earth’s water is fresh water; drinkable if we don’t pollute it with […]
I love animals and most creatures except yellowjackets and insects that destroy my tomato plants. I don’t like PETA. I understand their desire for the humane treatment of animals. It is laudable, but their approach is so negative, so misguided and over the top that their message gets lost in the turmoil they create. In […]