Wednesday, May 26, 2010

environmental disaster

I'll keep my overall thoughts on this to myself, but no matter where people sit with oil usage/drilling/etc., everyone (should) realize the environmental disaster this has caused. I'm talking about the BP oil spill, which has been going on for a month now.

As everyone knows, this site is about more than just method products (as much as we lust them!) It's also about making this world a better place to live, going green (as green as each of us can), and simply helping out Mother Earth. She's all we've got, you know?

Also (here he goes again!), you do realize (most) plastic bags are made from oil, right? (According to a recent nationwide online survey, 72 percent of the American public does not know that conventional plastic is made from petroleum products. And yes, I realize plastic bags are a teeny tiny drop in the bucket where oil usage is concerned, but just imagine what changes could happen if we all just did something as simple as stopped using plastic bags (which I harp on, over and over and over and over and...) And yes, I realize the irony involved when one photo below shows the BP cleanup, along with tons and tons of plastic bags. Sigh.

No matter what, these images are heartbreaking.





You can view all the photography with captions at Boston.com.

2 comments:

Kristen said...

Thanks for your encouragement to all of us on using reusable bags at the grocery store (or any store, for that matter). It really is so important to cut down on our usage of anything plastic.

Jason said...

Those pictures are so upsetting to me....especially the poor wildlife that is dying. Brings tears to my eyes :(

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