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The Effects of Plastic

September 12th, 2009 at 07:33 am

Okay...since this is a financial website you might think I'm referring to credit cards! I just wanted to share a video about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. You can make your own choices after viewing this short video.

After I wrote and posted this, I headed off to our Honda Dealership to pick up the windshield wiper and arm for the rear window of our Odyssey. The parts which cost us $48.91, came wrapped in plastic!! Ugh. In a sarcastic tone, I said outloud "It's a good thing these windshield wipers are wrapped in plastic, we wouldn't want them to get wet!"

Don't you just love how much we spent on those? We could have bought them online for half the amount, which would have included shipping. I won't go into how that may have happened.

Let's finish up with some good news. I sent the video link to my aunt, among others I know, who lives in California. She called to state that my email convinced her to go to a beach cleanup next weekend! She's going to bring friends. Yipee!! I don't live near a beach, so this warms my heart.

2 Responses to “The Effects of Plastic”

  1. ralph Says:

    Thanks - good video. I've been fascinated by that thing since I first heard about it a few years ago. But I didn't realize it was breaking down into such small chunks, making cleanup just about impossible. Oh my! Oh well - my daughter wants to go into environmental engineering, so there should be no shortage of work, just a possible shortage of people willing to pay for it. Yup, I'll make my choice of keeping up the recycling diligence, and avoiding plastic water bottles like the plague.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    i first saw that on oprah i think, a few months ago. i just showed your video to my little sis though Smile i am sure she will now go to school and tell everyone.

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