HOW BIG IS YOUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT?

The world’s oceans are harboring a dirty secret: trash …  lots of it … and we are responsible for it.


 

If you are of a certain age, you most likely will remember that famous line in the movie Mrs. Robinson, “one word Benjamin . . . plastics!”

We took it to heart, because since the 60’s our use of plastics has gone exponentially through the roof.  This is true world wide.  It wouldn’t  be so worrisome if were not for the fact that most of the people on the planet use plastic (in all its forms) in an indiscriminate manner.

It doesn’t matter what corner of the world we are talking about, we all do … more so in the U.S. than other part of the world.

 

Watching a cable program a few years ago changed my outlook about plastic trash in all its forms.  I will never forget the following point.

Every piece of plastic that has ever been manufactured will continue to exist in our landfills and oceans for hundreds to thousands of years to come. Every piece! We use plastic bags, made of a material that has been manufactured to last into infinity, for a minuscule amount of time and then toss them away.

Our throw away society  … “Once ‘n Done” … has created a massive ecological nightmare that has to be faced. We are using our oceans like toilet bowls.

Our thoughtless use and disposal of plastic is helping us kill every form of life.  Fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, porpoise, pelicans, seagulls, etc.; the reefs that support so many forms of life . . . all are negatively impacted by our  thoughtlessness.

If  the oceans are to survive it begins with YOU! Remember it’s not just a plastic bag.

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