Re: David Suzuki column, ‘Oil and plastic are choking the planet’:
Everyone has the power to change their habits, but the alternatives are not always readily available. We are big fans of the three R’s at our house. We do our best to do all three as much as we can – but many things come in packaging that I can’t put into our recycling – and soft plastics are a big one.
We obviously don’t discard them in our waterways, but how many years have cities been dumping garbage in the oceans? Maybe that’s a place to start? Eliminate the barges dropping the garbage into the oceans – letting the soft plastics and other plastics float away creating this problem.
Our local recycling program is good, but it’s not good enough – did eliminating soft plastics save us money? I get to recycle my pizza boxes now, something that would decompose more readily than glass or plastics – not sure it was a good trade off, when I read articles like this.