120000 plastic bottles end up in landfills
or the ocean every minute.
Plastic is poisoning our oceans and a lot of
that plastic comes from plastic beverage
bottles. Stop using disposable plastic water
bottles and switch to using filtered tap
water in reusable water bottles. It's easy
to do. It will help save the ocean. It will
save you money.
Kathleen Egan, a resident of Ocean Beach,
San Francisco, and a surfer and
environmentalist, has been making artwork
out of plastic she has found on the beach
for over a year. In this video she showcases
her most recent and ambitious project,
called "The Plastic Wave."
What started as a documentary about plastic
bags evolved into a wholesale investigation
into plastics and their effect on our
waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. Join
the Bag It movement and decide for yourself
how plastic your life will be.
So what do we do about this? The first thing
is to buy no new plastic, or as little as
humanly possible. Don't take that plastic
bag at the grocery store - when you do so,
you are saying "make another." Don't buy
things packaged in plastic if you can avoid
it - and tell your store manager "I'd really
like to purchase that - but not with all
that plastic packaging." Whenever possible,
buy things with no or minimal packaging, or
that uses recycled glass, metal or paper
only. The only way to stop the plastic
plague is stop making a market for it....
THE WHOLE VIDEO
This is Peanut the
turtle, shortly after being found in
Missouri in 1993. She was taken to to a zoo
in St. Louis where the six-pack ring was
It seems that she was trapped in the plastic
ring as a young turtle and was unable to
free herself. Subsequently her shell moulded
itself to the plastic ring and she grew in
the strange shape you see here.
Unfortunately the damage is permanent, but
Peanut is expected to live a long life and
today she serves as a mascot for the fight
against beach littering.