19 Apr '11, 8am

All it Takes is a Nickel: Plastic Bags and Earth Week:

All it Takes is a Nickel: Plastic Bags and Earth Week:

Here at Care2, we are excited to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. To extend the celebrations, we are calling this Earth Week, and you'll find more blogs in honor of Mother Earth every day this week. Enjoy! Sometimes the biggest problems can be solved with the simplest, cheapest solutions. Case in point: getting rid of billions of horrible, nasty, single-use plastic bags. According to Pati Robinson from The Cleaner Earth Project , in 2010 consumers worldwide used over 1 trillion throwaway plastic bags. Because the bags don't biodegrade, they cause serious environmental problems. When they get loose, they end up polluting rivers, streams and oceans, where animals mistake them for food and die. In fact, scientists have found that fish living in the Pacific Ocean eat more plastic than plankton! Wildlife also die when they get tangled in plastic and can't break free. Killing fi...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/all-it-takes...

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