Saturday, August 2, 2008

Plastic Waste

I've recently been working to reduce my use of plastic shopping bags and viewing this slideshow has motivated me to try even harder. While the City of Charlottesville does not (currently) have the authority to ban plastic bags, we can certainly do a better job of promoting alternatives. Click here to see why: (h/t Gary O'Connell)

And in case you missed it when the story first came out in February, check out this very disturbing article from the The Independent about all the plastic garbage that's floating in our oceans (including one "plastic soup" of waste in the Pacific that's twice the size of the continental U.S.):

Somehow, "gross" just doesn't seem strong enough a word.

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