The plastic age.
Posted by Cari @ The Kathleen Show“Nobody is really talking about our plastic footprint on the planet, but it’s global, and right now it’s worse than our carbon footprint.”
Did you know in the U.S. we use 2,000,000 plastic bottles, every five minutes? We need to get a handle on what we’re throwing away—not only for the health of our planet, but for our personal health too.
Taking a shortcut while sailing in the Pacific in 1997, Captain Charles Moore discovered what is now known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating landfill of plastic bottles, bags, bottlecaps and other debris, twice the size of Texas.
In this eye-opening interview, Captain Moore tells Kathleen how our plastic footprint is now worse than our carbon footprint, and it’s killing and distorting millions of birds, fish and marine life. Distorting—as in disrupting their sex hormones—creating a new breed of franken-fish that lead to big health hazards for humans. (This mariner actually abstains from eating fish, knowing that it’s full of toxins and endocrine disruptors.) Captain Moore also explains how all that garbage gets into the ocean and offers advice for minimizing plastic in our daily lives (beyond taking your re-usable bags to the grocery store).
Listen to Captain Moore’s interview:
And listen to Kathleen’s monologue about her inner-battle with trash:
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