Damage Inc. and Paper or plastic?
Well, on my way to work this morning...
What happened? (you might ask)...
Yes I am OK...hopefully the car will be OK...
Now moving on...
Paper or plastic?
Whole Foods will be there first chain to completely stop using plastic bags! They plan to do so in all U.S., Canada, and U.K. store location no later than on Earth Day 2009 (April 22). They have stopped all orders for new so as they run out; they will no longer be available. Let us now just hope that other stores will follow in their footsteps. Some 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags—including large trash bags, thick shopping bags, and thin grocery bags—were produced globally in 2002, according to the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2004 report. It is said that more than 100 million bags will be kept from the environment in 2009 alone as a result of this action. I for one would be happy to take a road trip and not see one of these bags in a tree or shrub.
Perhaps less widely known is the destructive impact that plastic bags have on marine life. As the they make their way into streams, rivers, storm drains, etc.; these bags are the major source of human-related waste on the seabed. Over 250 different species have suffered from entanglement or ingestion of marine debris...and that is only what has been reported.
So kudos to Whole Foods and let us hope and pray that other corporations will follow in their footsteps.
I know that is a strange combination of topics but being that this is my 100th post on this blog I did not want it to end on a negative...lol