The Plastic Garbage Patch

Are we slowly eliminating the human race with plastic?

Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Ph.D., an expert on marine debris, agrees. “If you could fast-forward 10,000 years and do an archaeological dig…you’d find a little line of plastic,” he told The Seattle Times last April. “What happened to those people? Well, they ate their own plastic and disrupted their genetic structure and weren’t able to reproduce. They didn’t last very long because they killed themselves.”

Plastic Oceans:  This article explains how we are destroying the oceans with nasty plastic and is on the “must read” list.

Not only are submitting our food chain to plastic, we consume toxic plastic when we microwave in plastic containers and/or eat from plastic containers.

When shopping, take along cloth shopping bags and when asked by the clerk, “Paper or plastic?” just say “No” and give them the cloth bags to use instead.

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One thought on “The Plastic Garbage Patch”

  1. I’ve been planning on doing a post on the massive island of plastic and trash in the Pacific. I was stunned when Jon Stewart asked Al Gore about it. This is a frightening story that doesn’t get anywhere the media attention it needs.

    Thanks for posting about this.

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