Back in March of 2010 I wrote about one of my huge wake up calls (posted on my 3/10/10 blog) after reading a statement by the Surfrider Foundation: "...more than a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die every year from ingestion of or entanglement in plastics." It inspired me to take the pledge to make changes in my own life. I've long known about the problems with plastic and I've tried to reduce my use, but I wasn't very vigilant. I will be now. I was remiss to not be more proactive before now. Read More..
WSJ photo of NY trash around xmas 2010
It's been over a year now since that wake up call and I've successfully stopped using plastic grocery sacks. It took months to change my ways, but finally I created my new habit of carrying cloth bags to the store. I've cut way down on plastic bottles, but haven't been able to cut them out completely. It will take more commitment on my part. I'm working on it. If I buy plastic bottles, I reuse them for months. But that's not good enough. I need to stop altogether.
RISEABOVEPLASTICS.ORG has such good information about this important issue and so does the Surfrider Foundation.
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