There are an estimated 100,000 marine animals that die each year of plastic pollution.
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) August 5, 2008
GoingGreenResources.com has added a graphic presentation that should demonstrate to every American that using plastic bags is just an insane idea that has to stop immediately.
"When I saw this disturbing presentation today, I swore to never use a plastic bag again. Everyone in America should see this now - that's why it is featured on the home page," states John Livingstone of GoingGreenResources.com.
Across America, the debate continues - Plastic or Paper? This presentation at GoingGreenResources.com will eliminate plastic as an option for most people.
Besides graphic photos of seals, turtles and birds tangled in these horrible bags, there are examples of sound reasons and statistics given for banning the use of plastic bags.
Financial: "China will save 37 million barrels of oil each year due to their ban of free plastic bags," - CNN.com/asia January 9, 2008. How much oil will be wasted in America?
Environmental: "There are an estimated 100,000 marine animals that die each year of plastic pollution." - National Marine Debris Monitoring Program. Our Pacific and Atlantic oceans are valued by every American - why isn't something being done now to stop this problem?
Waste: "Los Angeles consumers use an estimated 2.3 billion plastic bags each year. Statewide, 19 billion plastic bags are doled out by retailers annually. Yet only about 5% end up being recycled." - David Lazarus, LA Times July 27, 2008.
A few cities are taking steps to ban plastic bags. It's a slow process. The most effective step Americans can take is to immediately refuse plastic (and paper) and tell the clerk, "I have my own reusable bag." There are also biodegradable plastic-like bags available for use around the home and office.
View the presentation at GoingGreenResources.com and see if you agree.
Easily understood resources for going green can be hard to find. At GoingGreenResources.com the goal is provide useful, environmentally friendly ideas that everyone can undertake locally, yet as informed citizens have a significant impact on the planet.
John Livingstone, President
John @ GoingGreenResources.com