JAN 18, 2012 - COMMON DREAMS
'Even if everyone stopped putting garbage in the ocean today, giant garbage patches would continue to grow for hundreds of years'
▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET [infographic] - Is temporary convenience worth the 400 to 1000 years it takes plastic silverware to break down? http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-truth-about-plastic-and-its-impact-on-our-planet-infographic
"INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. However for the past 100 years Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life.
Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic.
Everything we share, which is the ocean, belongs not to corporations or any individual. It belongs to the world as a whole and that's getting trashed. When we start losing those resources we'll lose our very quality of life. Our business system, environment system and our social system is not going to survive... it cannot survive. All the other species are suffering because of us. We'll also lose the ability our future generations to enjoy the quality of life that we were fortunate enough to have.
"The Fatal Shore, An Ocean Awash in Plastic" - New Documentary http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-an-ocean-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary
DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE? A Moving Short Film About MIDWAY by Chris Jordan - http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1061944409/midway-a-short-film-by-chris-jordan-do-we-have-the-courage
PLASTIC IN 'GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH' HAS INCREASED 100-FOLD - Killing Ocean Life and Ecosystem | Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/09-2
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