Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Doc || Addicted to Plastic

Talk about an eye opener! I have been slowly (very slowly but surely) transitioning into a more sustainable/ethical lifestyle that makes me feel better about my actions and purchases. And with that I have been researching a lot more about different options when buying everyday products. It has become a bit easier since we have recently moved into a new home. So everything that I am purchasing from now on out I will try my hardest to get the most ecofriendly, sustainable and of course vegan option.When I came across this documentary on Netflix I just had to take a look at it. It was mind blowing. It is a fairly older documentary (2008), but it is amazing. It is called Addicted to Plastic. It speaks about how globally we are in fact addicted to plastic. Most of our everyday interactions with object are plastic. Some of the facts just amazed me. We have this fixated idea that recycling is awesome (which of course it is better than throwing recyclables in the garbage) but real solution is buying products are are sustainable, that way we have durable items that won't need to be recycled for a very long time. The damages are astonishing. Like how in some parts of the ocean there are 10 times more plastic that the natural organism plankton! Or even how many only 5% of all plastic is recycled. This is a very difficult thing that we can deal with very simple solutions. I have made myself more aware of my plastic usage and have started a list of object that I can interchange to either biodegradable products or more durable ones. I found this amazing website that help me along with finding the products. It's called Life Without Plastic. It is a great market place for all things that are usually made from plastic. I am excited to start purchasing durable, environmentally friendly products. 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday! 


1 comment:

  1. I will have to check this out! I always pick up plastic when I see it on the side of the road. It's so sad to think of all the plastic in the world killing animals. And we always use our reusable bags at the grocery store. :)