The story of plastic


Did you know that the current global disaster of plastic in the oceans, and in animals including humans, was accurately predicted in the 1970s?

I learned this from an excellent article by Erica Cirino in The Revelator.

It’s a must-read.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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3 Responses to The story of plastic

  1. Sue Rich says:

    I think I remember reading that.

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  2. Max Overton says:

    A horrifying story, and a depressing one. Even if we stopped all plastic production today, it would still be around for centuries.
    I wonder if it could be compressed and dropped into a subduction zone. Dragged into the earth’s molten interior, it would break down into its component atoms… I think.

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Thank you for commenting, Max.
      I am afraid that this genie, like the other gifts of an insane culture, is out of the bottle.
      All we can do is the best we can do, and we should do that, but outcome is out of our hands.
      I console myself with the knowledge that Earth is one of zillions of schools for souls within the universe. When the students burn this school down, we can continue elsewhere.

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