Workers bagging plastic garbage in a Bulgarian waterway.
I recently saw a video about plastics. It's a National Geo video and it woke me up to just how much plastic trash we are generating on this planet every day, filling up landfills and our precious sources of water. Shortly after seeing that video I read a new study about the toxicity of chemicals leaching out of plastics into our foods and beverages. Even the foremost brand name makers of babybottles are not guiltless. And what could be more sickening than the thought of poisoning our own babies for our convenience. I cleaned out my kitchen of all plastics. I replaced everything with glass, stainless steel, tin, wood, etc., from my local thrift shops. And, for less than $45.00. I'm especially happy with some neat older Corning Ware I found. I know that I can't do too much about what is already out there but as my grandchildren grow up I can find ample opportunities to influence them. I can explain to them why I won't buy or eat out of something made of plastic or packaged in plastic. The plastic packaging is particularly hard to avoid but I am working on it.