Great Pacific Garbage Patch - The Trash Gyre
- 14 million tons of plastic is generated a year in the US
- Half of it, 7 million tons, is made into single use containers and packaging
- 89% of single use plastic waste is not recycled
And that's the heart part. It's sad to see trash lining our roads and trails, and the effect it has on people's morale in unkept inner city neighborhoods. And the paper - just the thought of trees being cut to make paper, then sheets of paper being used once, thrown away and carted off to a big hole in the ground....that waste is painful. And then there's this short video, again a clincher to make sure that I really really get it.
"Do we have the courage to face the realities of our time? And allow ourselves to feel deeply enough that it transforms us, and our future?" Simultaneously beautiful and haunting, I challenge you to watch it and not be moved. Midway: A Message from the Gyre.