Plastic – a footprint we cannot erase

Plastic Pollution

Source: media3.washingtonpost.com 

“Plastic should be a high value material… [It] should be in products that last a long time, and at the end of the life, you recycle it.

To take oil or natural gas that took millions of years to produce and then to make a disposable product that last minutes or seconds, and then to just discard it–I think that’s not a good way of using this resource. (Robert Haley)”
Susan Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

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To use or not to use …

Photrablogger’s challenge really has me trying to find beauty in the most mundane – like this jar of plastic lids on my sister’s kitchen sink. She separates the HDPE covers from PET bottles and milk cartons that are to be recycled as part of her efforts to minimise her footprint.

For love of Mother Earth

Apart from the eye catching colours, I think the jar is beautiful because it helps in some small way to prevent this.

Polymer Diet

Submitted in response to MM Challenge Colors and Angles  … and containers 🙂

Cartoon credit : http://www.maxgustafson.com/