Please visit Fake Plastic Fish because the site has a great outline of the episode, some unbelievable facts:
- After just 3 days of tracking trash down the L.A. and San Gabriel rivers, Captain Moore found 2.3 billion pieces of trash weighing 30 tons on its way to the ocean.
- Ultimately, we consume these pollutants when we eat fish.
Visit 5 Gyres website which really explains Marine Pollution thoroughly and gives a lot of information for those interested.
What can we do? Plastic has changed our world and will never go away and is really quite useful, but you can make a bit of difference by trying to use reusable plastics as much as possible and also take an extra minute to recycle your plastics, bring your own bags to the grocery, and avoid buying products with excess packaging. You are the consumer... what you buy matters!
Stay tuned for the next post and I'll let you know about a great program for those pesky caps that can't go in your recycling bin!