It's devistaing to hear about the increasing numbers of endangered species due to plastic pullotion , Refuse disposable plastic as an individual and soon it will disappear from our community.
get a life
Lose yours with that attitude. We don't have another planet where we can move when this one is destroyed!
I just noticed what damage we do day by day. I just notice that nothing will ever change if we don't start now. This is the last train for us to catch or we will be done with this planet. If we don't have the courage and will to do something now, we can give up already! We need to stop the plastic pollution, we need to stop the deforestation and we need to use green energy. And we need to start now. Now or never.
And the answer is Hemp!!
I totally agree with the reduation in use of plastic and the removal of cancer-causing chemicals. However, I DON'T agree with receiving emails from this group filled with non-science. Don't scare-monger by suggesting BPA causes the list below: Show me/us the weblinks to the studies that prove BPA causes:
Attention disorder ADHD.
Heart disease in women.
This is the list I was sent. Don't...
This is the list I was sent. Don't scare-monger and sell this petition based on fairy-tales and half-truths. But most particularly when the real science is impressive enough.
No non-science references used, Lorena.Links to the REAL Science that PPC is referring to and it is impressive: http://www.theplasticfreetimes.com/search/node/BpA
its for everyones own good, and for the planet itself.
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I have known about the plastic in the ocean for some years. It was an issue I discussed with my students while I was teaching. I can't emphasize enough how important the ocean is to life. I'm fortunate to live only four miles from the Pacific. My uncle and dad were boat builders. Please share the knowledge with as many people, young and old, as you can.
I gotta say I love the comments being circled around I cant top them and why should I ha ha we can find ways of breaking down plastic to a very non toxic substance like for example my father recently bought Eco Decking it is a mixture of broken down plastic and Bamboo which of course grows so damn fast and its not plundering any ancient trees or wildernesses I live in a beautiful part of the world and want to remain like this if anyone from other countries comes to australia please visit the great southern of W.A western australia..:)
Plastic is polluting our oceans which harms the oceans themselves, the animals/plants who live there, and us in turn! Try not to use disposable plastic as often as possible! The first step to fix this problem is simply using less plastic!
Mid-twentieth Century a consumer revolution began along America’s front lines: technology squared economic growth, military and petroleum framed policy and mobilization gave way to suburbia. Fueled by technological optimism, market broadcast an era of leisure and an ethos of disposability. Credit tempted, “Buy now, pay later” while resource wars and cheap oil afforded economies of scale and designed obsolescence.
Conflict is escalating between the ecosystems that sustain us and our present...
Conflict is escalating between the ecosystems that sustain us and our present course of development. Consumerism, waste and pollution have been metastasizing globally in pandemic proportions. Metabolisms of the modern lifestyle swell, shadowing landscapes, atmosphere and seas. Obsolescence has served as society’s manufacturing mantra, while garbage choke points echo a resource curse. Disposability and sprawl have shepherded our society to a juncture between development and sustainability. Their wakes rise like terrible seas, obscuring equable horizons.
Conservative expense of manufacture, deficiencies in regulation and their amorphous nature have granted plastic household dominion. For over a century, their broadcast has been crescendoing. Aided by gravity, plastics have been running downhill and downstream, concentrating in our oceans and throughout the food web (including us).
Plastic pollution presents multiple global challenges. How do we stem their flow into our homes, watersheds, landscapes and food webs? How do we remediate this toxic legacy?
Plastic pollution unites not only life forms, but also forms of pollution. Plastic pollution can serve as a cornerstone in the beginnings of a dialogue between all sectors of society to address strategies for our endurance and perseverance on this blue planet. Government influences the fabric of our daily lives, yet people are able to incline government (and market) to institute changes. We are living in exciting and uncertain times; we are bearing witness to nature’s economy, punctuated financial collapses and great social awakenings. Community is appropriate technology, a repository of ecological knowledge. We have the opportunity to foster biocultural restoration and intergenerational equity. Now is the time to rise to the challenges that are before us and employ nature's prescriptive for mutual flourishing. Nature is much more than a machine; nature is us. As the Hopi prophecy states, "We are the ones we have been waiting for."