Plastic Planet for your viewing dis-pleasure. Thanks to Pan AfricanMarkets for posting this video on the tubes of you.
Ready for some sublime scenery and some serious information about our plastic addiction? Oh, for your informed viewing–some images may be distressing. So might the information provided. Consider that plastic pollution could be a new form of population control–yes, I mean the human population.
What can I say? I have no love for plastics. Yet it’s tough to get away from them. We’re surrounded by this material in our current modern world. It’s in so many things and it’s everywhere: oceans, forests, deserts–and in the air. Probably in space too. Imagine a plastic garbage dump floating up there among the stars between us and the moon. What a sight.
Have you considered giving the children in your world some dirt, sticks, stones and water to play with instead of plastic toys?
If the production of plastic is soooo safe then why do the companies that create it not want to have the process filmed?
Anyone out there ever spent time in chemistry lab in college? Remember the smells? Ever play with plastic polymers and other fun things? Ever get an awful headache while there? Ever wonder why?
I think we’re going to need a lot more than Stephen Glassman’s bamboo billboards to clean up our habitat. Anyone have ideas on how to deal with the problem of plastic? Could we all go cold turkey to deal with plastic? What can we do with all the plastic we’ve already got? If you’ve got info on this issue, please post it–or links to it. Thank you.
The Artist at Exit o’ Riverblog features art and images from the Falls of the Ohio River. The Artist creates art from objects found along the riverbanks–and he has inventories of all sorts of plastic items he’s found there over the years. Al has quite a way with styrofoam, words, and photography. Visit his Riverblog for another view of the plastic–and human trash–issue. http://artistatexit0.wordpress.com/
Imagine a world with LESS plastic. What materials have been and could be used to replace plastics? There was life before plastic. There was commerce before plastic. There were “containers” for storing food and water before plastic. We can live without creating more plastic–if we make a choice to do so.