There are a lot of ways to be nice to people. And we’ve heard a lot about being nice to the planet. Here’s one unavoidable reason we need to start thinking about our waste and our purchases that contribute to it:
“Our Oceans Are Turning Into Plastic. Are We?” is an article that tells of the numerous ways plastic is in our bodies and in our food supply. There is an island in the Pacific made of floating plastic twice the size of Texas and growing. Tiny confetti-sized pieces of plastic float around (more numerous than the plankton the fish eat in oceans) and are eaten by fish, which are in turn eaten by humans. These little plastic pieces disrupt our endocrine and reproductive cycles (among many other things). It’s a long (and depressing) article, but worth the read (spread the word forward too!!!!).
Once you’re done reading, do the whole world a favor and:
- Buy some canvas re-usable grocery bags, & keep them in the car to use them for shopping. They make carrying groceries easier actually and you often get a 5 cent credit for each bag you use.
- Buy reusable glass containers (Anchor brand makes some) instead of plastic reusable.
- Look in your pantry and grocery list and cease buying individually wrapped food items. Dole out the servings yourself into reusable packaging! It’s easy and saves a lot of packaging that will be around 3 times as long as we will.
- Check out the Green Bag Lady site and you can learn how to make your own bag or win a bag in a giveaway–and you can donate old fabric for the making of more bags!
Thanks for reading!
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