Single-use items are often unnecessary, costly and can be extremely damaging to the environment and its creatures.
Admittedly, this video trailer (from the film Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch) is disturbing. Yet it’s a must-watch. But first, here’s a brief synopsis from the film’s website plasticparadisemovie.com.
Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it has become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents.
In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch… the trailer.
- Use reusable bags when shopping
- Make the Plastic Paradise Pledge
- Recycle-everything you can, every time you can
- Use reusable cups, mugs, plates and utensils
- Consider the “4 R’s”—Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Cut up plastic rings, so that animals wont get caught
- Use reusable stainless steel or glass straws
- Carry a refillable, reusable water bottle
Listen to this Green Divas myEARTH360 podcast to learn more about the plastics in our oceans, and what to do about it…