Plastic Pollutes Perpetually


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  1. penpusherpen said,

    March 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

    This is a subject close to my heart, plastic is substance that will never degrade, it needs to be forever recycled, and some grades of plastics aren’t able to be.. I think manufacturers should all get together and agree on one kind of recyclable plastic and keep their word to use only that … My heart bleeds when I read of the Plastic Oceonswe’ve created without even trying … and we’re creating a problem that is irreversible … I try to recycle everything I can, but lose hope sometimes when I read of the mounting problems we humans are causing day by day to this Planet. xPenx

    • March 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      Greetings penpusherpen. I second your motion that manufacturers ought to take responsibility for the plastic they create. Or–create something else entirely. Some days it’s harder to maintain hope than others. What I’m finding more and more that when people learn about what’s happening many do become concerned and pro-active in some way. Problem is spreading accurate knowledge and rasing enough awares to get the industries themselves to ‘change’. Yeah, the Plastic Ocean is heartbreaking. I imagine all the sea creatures having to endure OUR WASTE being dumped into their home. Hell of a call card isn’t it?

  2. chriscaff said,

    March 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve just got back from a 200 mile-round trip. I could not see 10 yards of motorway (freeway) verge that did not have litter on it. It never used to be like this. Tree littered with plastic, verges covered in tins, bottles and bags. WHY? In car parks, food wrappers are put down right next to the cars which then are driven away. There are bins EVERYWHERE on these car parks. LAZY, LAZY people! It’s horrid. I pick up stuff when I walk in the countryside, but it’s a tiny contribution to a tidier world.

    • March 20, 2011 at 3:15 am

      Hi Chris. I do not comprehend this toss it anywhere behaviour. Laziness or something worse?

  3. lynnwiles said,

    March 13, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Now that the ice has melted on our rivers, their banks are littered with plastics.

    • March 13, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      Lynn, you’re more than welcome to leave a link to any of your own photographs that shows our plastic waterways.

  4. Barbara Rodgers said,

    March 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I recently found this non-plastic solution for bottled water:

  5. artistatexit0 said,

    March 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Looking through all Eva’s posts about what is happening across our country with this Right Wing takeover…it strikes me that all the plastic and Styrofoam I find and use for my art…perfectly represents this group of radicals. It’s all made from petroleum extracts anyway. I’m waiting for people to do more than just recycle.

    • March 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      “Give this man a cigar!” B-I-N-G-O !
      Hi Al.
      I spent part of yesterday wandering around Facebook sites connected to events in Mad-City. What is heartening is that people are finding all sorts of ways to fight back with their money.They’re targeting everything from grocery stores whose owners backed Walker to literally banks. The Firefighters closed an account and removed $192,000–with other people doing the same. The M I bank “closed” early. They’re even making lists of products produced by Koch Industries in order to avoid giving them money. I recall Johnny Carson once joking on tv about a tp shortage and thereby creating a run on tp in stores. (humor please!).
      Point being–that IF people are aware and motivated we CAN do things. It’s possilbe. Do we have the will to change things?

  6. lesliepaints said,

    March 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    This is one thing I have been concerned aboutsince I read about it. Re-cyccling is only the beginning of being conscious. That is scarey when most of what we purchase is packaged in plastic.

    • March 20, 2011 at 3:13 am

      And the plastic packaging will last longer than what’s inside it. Hi, Leslie.

  7. March 11, 2011 at 1:02 am

    It truly is disgusting – we are our own enemies. I guess the large corporations largely ignore the effect plastic pollution has on the earth but for them its about products, sales, growth.

    • March 11, 2011 at 5:40 am

      Yep, Awakening Tempest, it’s all about the profit margin. The nasty thing is that if they put their minds to it, they could create something NON TOXIC. Their water is also polluted. Thanks for visiting my blogcasa.

  8. chriscaff said,

    March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    How apt! I too am sick of seeing plastic discarded everywhere. In this country it’s epidemic and I hate it! What’s wrong with people that they don’t see what they’re doing to our towns and countryside. And what’s wrong with paper and cardboard for packaging? Great post, White Buffalo!

    • March 11, 2011 at 5:38 am

      Well, I think a lot of people just don’t know any better. So we’ve got to spread the bad news, chris. Merci.

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