Plastic and its toll on the environment

Not much that I can say about this article except “wow” and “God save us”…

Plastic Ocean: Our oceans are turning into plastic…are we?

NOTE: This is a pretty long one, but I thought it was well worth the read if you’ve got some time. Here are a few choice quotes to whet your appetite.

Thanks to people like Moore and McDonough, and media hits such as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, awareness of just how hard we’ve bitch-slapped the planet is skyrocketing. After all, unless we’re planning to colonize Mars soon, this is where we live, and none of us would choose to live in a toxic wasteland or to spend our days getting pumped full of drugs to deal with our haywire endocrine systems and runaway cancer.

None of plastic’s problems can be fixed overnight, but the more we learn, the more likely that, eventually, wisdom will trump convenience and cheap disposability…

(HT: Tim emailed me the link)

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