NPR.org, Millions of Pieces of Plastic Are Piling Up On An Otherwise Pristine Pacific Island
Sarah Wilson Blog, 8 bits of plastic you can quit right now
Recycling plastic is not enough. We need to replace plastic use with other ways of storing and delivering products. This one beautiful island in the Pacific's Pitcairn Island chain is a minuscule example of the trash dumped into waterways that is hurting marine life and birds and destroying habitats around the world.
Sarah Wilson shares these easy tips for starting to make the switch:
Glass containers; plant-, paper-, and cloth-based containers; and unpackaged goods are all alternatives to using plastic. In our own home, we are starting to realize how many plastic containers we recycle each week from store-bought beverages and we are starting to try using concentrated juices that have less packaging and making homemade beverages in our own reusable containers.