As if the garbage patch found in the Pacific is not horrific enough scientis have now announced that a similar area is found in the Atlantic Ocean. Here is a link to an article in the National Geographic about this situation.
So what can we do? Reduce the amount of plastic that we consume. We have grown to be reliant on plastic everything – but we can as individuals take steps to reduce the amount that we use on a daily basis. I have personally taken this challenge and am recording the plastic that I use. Why record it? For me it helps to make me more aware of the issue and reminds me to question myself – Is there another way of doing this without plastic. Sometimes there is – sometimes there seems to be no choice.