With all this plastic being produced every year, you’d better believe manufacturers are fighting back using intimidation and litigation in their arsenal of tactics.
Why should you care?
- Plastic never goes away. Every piece of plastic produced in the last 50 years still exists unless it was recycled.
- 93% of Americans aged six or older have tested positive for BPA, a cancer causing chemical used in plastics.
- The search for lost Malaysian flight 370 has been hampered by the global marine litter crisis, as reported by CNN.
- The Plastic Bag Report lists 27 states, multiple countries, 102 cities in California and EU with complete bag bans or bans in various stages of legislation.
- The list of species testing positive for plastic in their bodies is growing, including 44 percent of all birds, 22 percent of cetaceans and turtles.
A better question is what kind of world do you want to leave to future generations? We are after all only as good as what we leave behind. As Captain Charles Moore notes we should be living our lives like it matters.