A short post for this year’s Earth Day.
The bad news according to Environment California
There are 100 million tons of trash in the North Pacific Gyre.
In some parts of the Pacific, plastic outweighs plankton six to one.
The good news:
Nearly sixty cities in California have banned throwaway plastic grocery bags.
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve the ban (which will take effect at the end of the year)
To see what happens to your junk, please watch this four-minute movie taken earlier this year by Chris Jordan on Midway Island, an uninhabited, isolated spot about two thousand kilometers from any other land.
Next year I hope to tell you that all of California has banned plastic bags.
A statewide ban could keep 123,000 tons of plastic bags out of the waste stream each year.