Tuesday, 13 July 2010

wrapped in plastic....

You know when you hear one little fact that stops you in your tracks and just makes you look at things in a totally different light.
Well this one did that for me....
Did you know that every scrap of plastic EVER MADE is still around?
Every shopping bag, every bottle, container and ounce of packaging. Every piece of every Barbie doll you ever owned is still on this earth.
Not enough time has passed for any plastic we have ever created to actually degrade down to nothing. Pieces may have gotten smaller, but the total sum of them is still here. Chances are it's on a beach somewhere clogging waterways and animals digestive systems.
I have to say, that kind of scared me a little.
Kind of makes you think huh?

7 comments:

Lyn said...

That is scary I had a few barbies as a kid!!!!!. Thanks for the post I have just gone and put my reusable bags in the boot of the car..........no more plastic shopping bags!!!!!!

innerearthsoaps said...

That is scary ... part of the reason I don't wrap in cello anymore. Well I do - but you have to ask for it! Otherwise soaps are wrapped in paper labels & tissue paper :)

n o o k said...

It sure is horrible to think about all that waste. Still, it's important to be reminded from time to time.

Black Eyed Susie said...

Scarey. Must buy less crappy toys!

Angie said...

It scares me a lot.....must reduce our plastic intake even more!

Isis said...

it is soooo scary isn't it. and you know all those pieces that get smaller and smaller many birds eat cos they think it's food. then their belly fills up until they die because they can't digest it

Isis said...

plastic possibly the worst thing ever invented