Saturday, July 23, 2016

the impetus - part two

Why adopt a plastic-free lifestyle? Mostly for the same reasons you are vegan (or should be!) For the health of yourself, your family, the animals and your planet. Simple enough, right? While you should be doing your due diligence in researching this topic via well-known published books ( Plastic Free [Amazon] or Plastic: A Toxic Love Story [Amazon]) or videos (Bag It [Amazon] Plastic Planet [Amazon] Plastic Paradise [Amazon] and many more!) here are a few reasons to get you started.


Endocrine Disruptors, just to name one disturbing result/product that comes via eating/drinking from and, possibly, wearing plastics. Bisphenol A is something most of us have heard of by now, but it isn't the only endocrine disruptor in plastics. There are many more because of the way plastics are made to give them their specific characteristic nature such as flexibility and thickness. Endocrine disruptors are hormone altering chemicals. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Your Family.

See above.

The Animals.

In addition to the above, which also affects all the animals everywhere because of the  ubiquitousness of plastics, certain animals see plastic as food. Since it is not, they die. The albatross on Midway is just one tiny example.

Photo by Chris Jordan. Use with permission from US Fish and Wildlife and

Your Planet.

Plastic doesn't just go away. It goes somewhere, and that somewhere is planet earth. I need not tell you that the earth is finite and because we are producing 300 million tons of plastic each year, and because the plastic hangs around for god knows how long, we are in a deep pile of plastic shit.

More plastic statistics you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

Now that you know, do something.

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