This diagram shows all that happens with every single water bottle you buy:
photo courtesy of back2tap.
In case you don't fully grasp the intensity of our plastic waste problem, you have to read this!!!...
Fate can take strange forms, and so perhaps it does not seem unusual that Captain Charles Moore found his life's purpose in a nightmare. Unfortunately, he was awake at the time, and 800 miles north of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.
It happened on August 3, 1997, a lovely day, at least in the beginning: Sunny, little wind. Water the color of sapphires. Moore and the crew of Alguita, his 50-foot aluminum-hulled catamaran, sliced throught he sea.
Returning to Southern California from Hawaii after a sailing race, Moore had altered Alguita's course, veering slightly north. He had the time and the curiosity to try a new route, one that would lead... continue reading.
When I originally read this story my passion for our natural world flared. I was appalled at what we had already done. Is it too late to make a difference? No. And I will do my part in protecting what's left of the purity of nature... and help that purity grow. If you didn't continue reading the above story, do yourself (and your planet) a favor and read it. Knowledge is power; and knowing what you're up against will give you the power and motivation to help make a difference. Tell me what you thought of the story.