Friday, August 15, 2008

Apparently I learned to blog from Talena

Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Ph.D., an expert on marine debris, agrees. “If you could fast-forward 10,000 years and do an archaeological dig…you’d find a little line of plastic,” he told The Seattle Times last April. “What happened to those people? Well, they ate their own plastic and disrupted their genetic structure and weren’t able to reproduce. They didn’t last very long because they killed themselves."

from the article Our Oceans Are Turning Into Plastic - Are We?. Which, frankly, you should go read as soon as you have time.

Here's a shorter article that introduces the topic: The world's rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan

And some info on Bisphenol A (the type of plastic with the number 7 inside its recycling triangle icon), and how Canada is banning it.

Canada to ban bisphenol-A...
...especially from baby bottles

1 comment:

Scrapnqueen said...

I knew it was bad, but I had no idea how bad. Thanks for sharing this, Logan. I shall be upping my efforts for a "plastic-free" existence. If that is even possible. Sigh.