In honor of Earth Month, my Contemplate post this final Friday is on the environment. I struggled with how to narrow the topic. Contaminants in drinking water? Pollution? Air quality? Climate change? Whew!
I made my decision after viewing Plastic Planet, Werner Boote’s documentary on the dangers of plastic. And we’re drowning in it. Plastic is used in our clothing, furniture, cars, food packaging, electronics, yard tools—it’s ubiquitous. Think about it.
If you took every plastic product in your home or apartment and stacked them in front of your building, how many piles would you need to make? How big would the piles be?
Drowning in Plastic
Plastic has been hailed as a miracle—and a curse. It’s convenient to use, but hard for the earth to dispose of.… Read the rest