Today is the 42nd Earth Day celebration. In their “A Billion Acts of Green” campaign Earth Day Network want a billion people to sign up to do something small, but sustainable in our own lives to improve the planet’s health.
I’ve tried to post this several times over the weekend. I’m just trying to write about plastic bags, please let me post it this time…
Only about 5% of single use plastic bags are recycled. Most of them, together with plastic bottles (which I wrote about in my Earth day post on April 22 2010) end up in the ocean.
You don’t believe me?
I took these photos at the beach next to Malibu Pier on March 3, 2012 [from 5:38 pm to 5:39 pm].
My request this earth day: if you have to use a plastic bag in your trash can, or for the lettuce in the refrigerator, or your doggie-doo, please dispose it properly and make sure the bag doesn’t end up in the ocean.
I shared this this 4-minute mockumentary produced by Heal the Bay, and narrated by Jeremy Irons, about the life of a plastic bag in a much earlier post when I didn’t have many readers…