Do you want plastic with that?

Posted on July 6, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Do you want plastic with that? | Exploring life, parenting, and social justice.

It is a disastrous situation many people do not know or want to know about.  Plastic waste is a larger problem that global warming, just not as sexy to the media.  Plastic waste kills more wildlife now that Global Warming does.  The human death toll of plastic waste has not been counted but like 2nd hand smoke is dangerous not only to the smoker, but to the innocent passer by, plastic waste getting into the food chain is real.   The human misery toll of having to live amount so much ugly, plastic waste is very high around the world.  The chemicals used in plastic manufacturer becoming part of our diet is real.  But it is not heavily documented so we prefer to shut our eyes to it.
See for more on this and some solutions.

See also for an example of people who are volunteering their time to do some thing about this and want to make the world a better place.

We need to stop  irresponsible manufacturing, support Extended Producer Responsibility to make those who make the plastic in the first place partially responsible for its correct disposal.  A container deposit scheme is an excellent example of this.