Plastic Armageddon

Armageddon” in Webster’s Dictionary is defined as “a usually vast decisive conflict or confrontation.” We are steadily approaching a plastic armageddon (in the sense of decisive confrontation). It’s impossible to look at all the ways we humans are assaulting the environment without seeing and understanding that plastic is a major instrument of destruction – especially to our streams, rivers and oceans.

Consider this graphic:

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Yes. All of our waste impacts our environment. But nothing is more permanent and causes more death to marine life than plastic.

You and I can retard the spread of plastic pollution. Look at this graphic to see ways to do it:

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There is no pain or sacrifice created in our lives by implementing every one of these changes. In fact, they may even save you money. And they are little things. Bring your own bag when you shop. Bring your own mug to your favorite coffee shop. Stop buying bottled water and carry your own with you in a reusable bottle. Take care of your teeth without using plastic. Painless solutions that can begin the gradual turn away from plastic.

What do you say? Can you do it? I hope so. The world needs all of us caring about what we are doing to it.

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