Wrapped in Plastic, NOT Fantastic.

by skye

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together.  They are currently all about their REFUSE campaign regarding the Great Pacific garbage patch disaster.  It’s so easy to just throw our plastic bags away, throw anything away really and not think about where the stuff is going.  We NEED to think about it!  Our trash is killing everything. ARGHHHH!!!


In the past few years, the world has taken notice of the Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean, a gyre of trash estimated to be at a minimum the size of the state of Texas and possibly as large at the United States. 90% of this trash patch is comprised of plastic.


The REFUSE Campaign is urging all of us to remember to follow the four R’s :

Refuse- Say NO to single-use / disposable plastics! Take your tote bags to the store!

Reduce- Buy in bulk, avoid plastic packaging and containers, and look for products and packaging made from renewable resources.

Reuse- Reuse containers made out of glass and stainless steel (these are nontoxic).

Recycle- Recycle what you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse.  Recycling is a last option because it uses energy.


Watch this video for the REFUSE campaign —-

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCumZMU1y4E 425×344]


photo credits: www.patagonia-under-siege.blogspot.com

You may also like

Get the print magazine.

The best of BUST in your inbox!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

About Us

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.

©2023 Street Media LLC.  All Right Reserved.