I was listening to the author of Addict to Plastic the other day on the radio and he started talking about the fact that there is a huge happening in the north Pacific Ocean called a gyre, a slow moving spiral of currents that create a vortex. And that in this gyre there is a toxic, plastic soup, with two 'islands of garbage floating there the size of Texas...It is the largest landfill in the world...floating in in our ocean. I did a little checking and there is information on the www but not as much as I thought there would be....the author said we used to have the catagories; animal, vegetable, and mineral....now we have animal, vegetable, mineral, and plastic!!!
This is a link to the blog..... living plastic free ~ year 3 Maybe we can all do a little bit more...but I have to say when I look around at my environment there is plastic everywhere, The idea of trying to find replacements for everything plastic I use in my life seems daunting if not impossible.... It is mind blowing to think that every piece of plastic that exists is here FOREVER! Can you imagine what will happen if we don't find a way to stop the growth of this toxic soup?!!