Please us RECYCLABLE bags
Plastic" This was the advice that was given to Dustin Hoffman in the movie " The Graduate" I took a college course on the movie and even in 1978 this was the scene that stuck in my mind.
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Mr. McGuire: "'I just want to say one word to you. Just one word''.
Benjamin: ''Yes, sir''.
Mr. McGuire: ''Are you listening?''
Benjamin:'' Yes, I am''.
Mr. McGuire: ''Plastics''.
Benjamin: ''Exactly how do you mean?''
Anyone who knows me also knows not to bring home a plastic shopping bag. I realize you can reuse them but I think it is a good reminder not to use one use plastic items. The water in the US is safe to drink so stop buying bottled water, PLEASE ! Larry and I pick up plastic straws and plastic bottle caps on the otherwise pristine beaches in the BVI.
I know I get overwhelmed by all that ai should do to help lesson my negative impact on our planet. Some of you may not worry about it at all. I just pick a couple of things I can do and hope it helps a little. Please take 3 minutes to watch this video and maybe you will chose not to use a plastic bag at the grocery store next time.
FACTS ON DISPOSABLE BOTTLES
Americans throw away about 82% of the 42.6 billion plastic water bottles purchased every year.
2. It is unknown exactly how much plastic waste is in the oceans, but estimates range close to 100 million tons.
3. Plastic debris kills about 1 million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals every year.
4. As it breaks down into small particles, plastic releases harmful chemicals into the ocean water, creating a kind of toxic plastic soup.
5. There are 5 known gargantuan garbage patches in the oceans, the most well known of which is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Estimates vary, but the patch is thought to be anywhere from the size of Texas to twice the size of the continental US.
6. Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year—about 82% of the bottles created. (EcoWatch)
7. PET plastic water bottles account for over 121 million tons of waste every year. (BottlesUp)
8. It is unknown exactly how much plastic waste is in the oceans, but estimates range close to 100 million tons. (The Telegraph)
9. Single-use plastic bottles, along with disposable plastic bags, are among the most prevalent sources of pollution found on beaches around the world. (Ocean Conservancy)
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