We buy plastic containers, bags, machinery, cables, coat hangers, furniture, bottles, and that list ends in places that we don’t see. After reading this post about the very giant amount of plastic in the ocean’s gyres, I became transfixed by it. A simple Google search pulls up a lot:

CNN - How Much Are We Trashing Our Oceans

Time - Here’s How Much Plastic Ends Up In the World’s Oceans

Huffington Post - This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

Columbia University - What Happens to All That Plastic?

What’s strange is how many people are still unaware of the problem. Of course it’s not an easy problem to solve, but there’s there’s an obvious place to start. Stop using plastic when possible. Choose glass and metal over plastic always. Talk about it. Write about it. It makes me feel like a hypocrite to write about it and then do it anyway, so naturally I’ll consume less, and maybe 10 more people will know and 1 of them will write about it.