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Why hate plastic?

by Peita Pini | September 21, 2016
Why hate plastic?

It's everywhere right? So why should we hate plastic so much?

Discarded cheap plastic 'stuff' has contributed to the creation of a million-square-mile garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean caled the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'.  Some estimates say it’s as big as 5,000,000 square miles, 8% of the Pacific Ocean’s surface. Carried by the currents. Slowly breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces, washing up by the ton on nearby islands. The fish and marine life are eating these particles and this toxic waste is moving it's way up the food chain.

If plastic waste dosen't worry you, then perhaps this will...

Those tiny broken down particles of plastic are being consumed by the very marine life that we enjoy to eat (and pay a priemium for!). Given that all plasitc contains a ridiculous amount of the most toxic chemicals known to the human body means that anyone who consumes seafood, is now consuming plastic toxins. It's actually a problem - for all of us. No matter how much you care about plastic or not. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news - I love my seafood beyond words, but not at the expense of my families health.

Fortunately, it really dosent have to be this way - we can all be the change we want to see.

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