We need options. What can we do if everything we buy comes wrapped in plastic or made of plastic? We are prisoners of our own fate…the executioners of the planet that sustains us. That may sound overly dramatic, but it is all too true. When I saw the trees trunks being trucked out of Alpharetta when I first moved here, I cried. I wrote an article that was given a whole half page in the AJC. No one! No one responded or made a single comment and the forests here are pretty much gone. The arborist in Alpharetta told me that I would feel better when I saw the replanting. No, I don’t feel better. A little landscaping does not make a forest. And the buildings full of plastic don’t make it beautiful…or healthy.
Thank you Dianna and Daniella for your efforts to ensure that the conference partners did not lose sight of the fact that plastic pollution generally comprises more than 75% of what people are referring to when they are describing marine debris or marine trash in our oceans. Being at the conference and witnessing both of you taking every opportunity to make sure that incorrect terminology did not confuse this message gives me hope that the worldwide problem of plastic pollution might get the serious attention that it deserves. Thanks again for the energy and determination you bring to this end.
For all that want to see Jack Johnson sing about single use plastic see the link below:
We have to make some changes. Start with your own life. You CAN reduce our plastic use! Its probably going to take a little pre-meditating! buy an aluminum bottle to refill with water. Buy a washable coffee cup, shop at local farmers markts! if you buy local then often th product doesnt have to be preserved and packaged to go long distances over periods of time. Dont put your produce in those little bags at the store! just wash em when u get home! Theres lots of LITTLE adjustments you can make in ur life, that add up to make a BIG difference!
[...] was kept out of official circulation, replaced by the euphemism “marine debris,” as the Plastic Pollution Coalition reports. “Almost all so-called ‘marine debris’ is plastic,” Moore told me. [...]
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