Paper vs. Plastic Debate Heats Up!

Posted by livinggreen on Oct. 21, 2008

Hey everyone, I'm Elizabeth Chambers and you're watching LivingGreenChannel.Com, your online guide to a greener and more healthy life. 5 California cities, including Malibu, Manhattan beach, and San Francisco, have adopted some sort of ban on plastic bags and just in time! As anyone who has googled plastic bags and ocean has discovered that plastic accounts for 60%-80% of the floating debris in the water. In some places accounts for over 95% of debris creating a swirling continent size waste between San Francisco and Hawaii that is seriously endangering marine life. Animals either get entangled in the plastic and suffocate, or swallow the plastic which fills their stomachs and they starve to death. A GreenPeace report states that over 267 species of animals have been affected by plastic debris floating in the ocean. It would cost billions to clean up this garbage patch which makes it unlikely that any single country will step up and take responsibility for the mess which puts the responsibility on ...

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