Images Of Plastic Bags Polluting Life On Earth.

David Quilty

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June 11, 2008

This is why we need to ban plastic bags as soon as possible and make it mandatory that people bring their own reusable bags to the store. San Francisco did it. A city in Maryland did it. The entire Whole Foods chain did it. The western Indian state of Maharashtra did it. In fact, Iceland did it. Enough is enough – everyone needs to do it.

Is this really what we want to leave as a legacy to our existence? I can think of plenty of things we could do better that would take both money and effort; stopping this would take neither.


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  1. OMG that is SO sad, you are going to make me cry with those photos. I agree completely. We see plastic bags getting stuck in cactus all over the southwest U.S.

    A while back, our friend Ted Simon toured the world by motorcycle. He did it once in the early 70s, then again in ’01-’02. When asked to compare the difference in the two tours, he said the biggest difference was that in the most recent tour, no matter where he went, there were plastic bags stuck in the landscape, everywhere around the world. Even in Patagonia, in Africa, wherever he went. Sad. Really sad.

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