When I was a kid, Oregonians were proud of being clean and green.
Litter free was the way we liked it. But the World has sadly changed.
Today’s The Ship Report on Coast Community Radio by Joanne Rideout, included a wonderful report on companies creating new products and industries by reclaiming and recycling Marine plastic pollution.
I am very glad to hear it.
Thank you, Joanne, for giving us reason to hope the future may not be as bleak as we fear.
That we are waking up to what we have done.
We are drowning in garbage, especially plastics.
Consider the packaging of every product you buy if you care about what is happening in the Oceans.
Refuse single use bags, utensils, straws.
Toke your own coffee cup or water jar.
Plastics never disappear.
They leach toxic chemicals with unknown future effects into the environment. Animals eat tiny shiny bits to bags mistaken for jellyfish, killing more and more species world-wide every year.
Our Natural World has been transformed by chemicals into bottles of stuff on store shelves all over the Planet.
All those millions of bottles find their way back to the Natural World as poison.
If we ever want to see Pure Sand again, we need to do something now.
If every man, woman and child picked up 1 piece of garbage today – there would be 7.2 Billion pieces not in the Ocean tomorrow.
Nature. #got2loveit before it’s gone.