Plastic Soup

June 7th, 2007

I am not posting any of my own images today, but I wanted to share with you a disturbing article I recently came across.

You can read the article in full here. And please do. Please!

For those of you who know me well will realize just how devastating the article is to me.

Of course I have known that plastics are a no-no in this world. They simple do not biodegrade. They are poisonous. I suppose I needed to read an article such as this to motivate me to change. I hope by sharing it with you that it will help you change with me. Now, I am not one to get too preachy (atleast I try not too), but when I read this article I felt like someone punched me in the stomach. As a lover of humanity and of nature, I found it utterly disturbing. I suppose that is all I will say about the article. I will say that I will be MUCH more aware of my use of plastics. I had already stopped using plastic tupperware to store food (I switched to glass under the tutelage of my dad). Now, to stop using all those plastic bags? I am so guilty of using excessive plastic bags (and we love paper towels…but, er, that’s for another day). We frankly need to figure out an alternative to plastic grocery bags in my household. Ok. Talk to you all soon.

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  1. Jonesy Says:

    That’s definitely a snapping turtle… Tho the label says sea turtle. I would love to find more info and pictures on this. Although I’ve seen my share of deformed turtles (as well as plastic induced marine bird deaths), I could never have pictured something like this…

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