Why you need to stop using disposable plastic-how the ocean garbage patches will grow

I’ve posted before about the plastic garbage patches in the ocean. I’ve talked about how Beth from My Plastic-free Life (formerly Fake Plastic Fish) is my hero – she lives a life free from most disposable plastic . And I’ve rallied against polyethylene plastic beads in body scrubs.

If none of that has persuaded you to eliminate at least some disposable plastic, then watch this.

Maximenko’s Plastic Pollution Growth Model from 5 Gyres on Vimeo.

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  1. I heart Marcus and Anna from Algalita. Thanks for posting this. I have it on my agenda to post about 5 Gyres next week. Can’t believe the problem is so immense and yet companies just keep pumping out this stuff like they have no roll in the problem.

  2. Oh, and I think you should add the Plugin for subscribing to comments. 🙂



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