Many people seem to think that giving up plastic is a kind of frivolous in the face of the worlds problems. I say have a look at this write up on plastic pollution.
Its very easy to read though suffers from not substantaiting any of its claims. However the reports it refers to and other hard facts can be found in this and other blogs. So I thought I would include it. It is a useful kind of check list. It reminded me of why I dont like plastic.
Its not just the rubbish – or the polluting the seas or the killing of wildlife but …..
Throw away, one use plastic items represent the problems inherant within our consumer culture, problems that are impacting increasingly on our external environment. Using something once then throwing it away is bonkers and we need to change that mind set. making rubbish out of a product that lasts forever just because its cheap is just not right.
Getting worked up about plastic wrappers and Q tips may seem silly but the problems they cause are huge. Plastic pollution is lethal and the accumulating mass of everlasting rubbish illustrates the pressing need to change our day to day habits.
Giving up plastic = doing something small to make a big difference.