05 May '11, 4pm

Baby Boomers Have Heavy Footprints

Baby Boomers Have Heavy Footprints

Did you grow up during a time when plastic was having its heyday? In fact, maybe you recall this line from the movie, The Graduate : “I just want to say one word to you…just one word…Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.” Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock was told that plastic was his future. Of course when he refused the offer, he had no idea what that future would hold for such a seemingly innocuous word. Flash-forward more than 40 years, and now plastic is overrunning our planet. Each year we create over 200 million tons of the stuff and our plastic obsession continues to double every twenty years. There seems to be two sets of baby boomers. One set of folks has always lived a green lifestyle, and the other set has embraced all the conveniences and excesses that accompany our modern life. Going green is not a new concept to the first group. They used...

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