Did you know that there really is a large swirling pool of plastic in the ocean that is now larger than the size of Texas?
It is time that we take responsibility for how we use our conveniences and what effect they have. The plastic bag, thought of as one of the great inventions, has come back to haunt us. Now cities in the United States and around the world are banning plastic bags. We all know by now how terrible they are for the environment and wildlife. They do not decompose, and they are not recyclable. Many think they cant get along without plastic bags, but you can. Try it commit to it. Opening to changing a few simple things will make you feel better, and this could be a good place to start. It is not hard to use cloth bags; remembering them will just take practice. If you have not seen the movie Bag it, I suggest you do. It is not an imaginary island of plastic bags in the ocean it is true. Look it up: www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/pollution/trash-vortex/
The enormous stew of trash, which consists of 80 percent plastics and weighs about 3.5 million tons, say oceanographers, floats between San Francisco and Hawaii. We cant deny any longer that our easy living is coming with a cost, and the price is that no one will ever be able live like us again. Already we are creating generations that will not have as good of a quality of life as the one before. What needs to happen before we are willing to change our actions? Lets start with packaging: We are over-wrapped. Do you really need a bag for that? If you do, bring your own. Lets start now. Ban the plastic bag in Durango and make a difference for the future.