Notice how sad our sweet And Baby Makes 3 is?
This is an ocean full of plastic exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Coming from the Midwest it can be challenging to understand what the fuss is all about. We put our plastic in our recycling bins or garbage cans and it is taken away, right? Why ban it or swear off it's use?
Coming to the Pacific is eye opening. Plastic is literally flowing into the ocean and choking it and the creatures living in all of our oceans. There are vast seas of plastic waste sitting in the Pacific Gyre. That's a real thing.
The plastic we use comes from petroleum. Petroleum has been a godsend to humanity in so many ways but it is time to give up our old ways. We now know better. In the ocean plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller particles which become part of our food chain. Eating plastic is bad for our health. That is not a political debate. It is scientific fact.
So for no reason other than we want to be healthy we need to reduce our plastic consumption dramatically. But also because we love our oceans and their beauty and biodiversity. Let's really love our God-given oceans so they continue to love us back!