Saturday, June 27, 2009

Film: Addicted to Plastic

As part of my research on oceans and ocean conservation, I attended a talk last Thursday night in the Mill Valley City Hall where the film, "Addicted to Plastic" created by was shown. I left the talk more determined than ever to do something to help stop the gyro-normous problem of how plastics are destroying the oceans and the creatures in the oceans. Basically, the plastic, which is non-biodegradable, but broken down to bits small enough to be mistakened as "food" is killing all kinds of marine life, as well as the birds. The film is chockful of scientific evidence of how chemicals that make up a huge variety of plastics ends up in the fish, and the fish that eat the fish, and the fish that eat the fish that eat the fish and eventually the humans that eat the fish! These chemicals, like Bis-phenyl A, which are found in plastic bottles cause real problems with cell regulation in our bodies. If you haven't seen the film yet, please look for it. Tonight, my sister in Missouri called. She is aware of the "movement about plastic", and will be receiving this film from me shortly, where she will be showing it at her library in Manchester! We can make a difference!!!


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