Talking Trash Tuesday

Avoid plastic, fill your glass or metal bottles with water or other liquid

Avoid plastic, fill your glass or metal bottles with water or other liquid

Talking Trash Tuesday

Please take a reusable bottle with you today, and say “No” to plastic!

Today I start my new series on trash that should be recycled!  In 2015 there is no excuse that recyclables fill our landfill trash cans.  I am guilting everyone into recycling more. Because this is World Water Week, I am worried about the plastic that fills our water bodies.  Plastic makes up 80% of the trash found in the ocean.   This plastic could be part of the ocean forever breaking into little tiny fragments ingested by fish and other sea life and eaten by us??

From our homes to our workplaces, schools, supermarkets, shopping centers and places in between, plastic is everywhere. But what happens to all that plastic when it reaches the end of its useful life? Some is recycled, while the rest ends up in landfills, incinerators and the environment. A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme — Valuing Plastics: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry — encourages us all to take a more holistic and sustainable look at this most ubiquitous of materials.  http://ensia.com/infographics/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-plastic-pollution/

This is an excellent video about the marketing of plastic:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153735969475884&fref=nf  The story of bottled water

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/19/prince-charles-calls-for-end-to-dumping-of-plastic-in-worlds-oceans

http://storyofstuff.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pick-up-One-Piece-of-Trash-a-Day/267910856667805

Trash along the shore of the Caribbean

Trash along the shore of the Caribbean

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5 Responses to Talking Trash Tuesday

  1. This is a great idea for a feature and a sobering article to boot. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. I’m inspired to do more.

  2. I could, should, and will, do better. My grandmother was an avid recycler, it was mandatory in her view to recycle, therefore, our family recycles, for the most part.

    I’ve definitely been guilty of the over indulgence with plastic, but not recycling it. Thank you again for the reminder and stats. Awesome article and I agree, could truly be a featured post or prompt with bloggers sharing their recycling stories and photos.

    Happy Blogging http://www.quietramblings.com 😉

  3. It is much-needed information for everyone to know about the consequences of using Plastic. we need to start using recyclable products in the place of plastic. Moreover, it’s our responsibility to protect the environment for the future generations..:-)

  4. Good work Faithful Blog Leader,
    I too believe in making our posts relevant for our planet, it’s peoples and for the animals, assuming they all can read, if not write. Sub-continental blogigers.word mess.com

    I would like suggestions for a water filter, affordable, for Toronto area. Did you know a city close to Detroit is suing the Mayor for shit, no one told anyone about, in the water.
    Now that ‘s a fine project. http://artandelephants.wordpress.com

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