A Toxic Relationship
Choking dolphins, trashy beaches and bloated landfills. Those were the obvious warning signs that we had entered into an unhealthy relationship with plastic. But even when Big Plastic stops being an outright jerk and becomes less of an eyesore, it actually becomes a much bigger problem.
That’s because plastic never breaks down; it only breaks up into smaller pieces. So when Big Plastics break up (not down!), they become micro plastics. And those micro plastics don’t just float peacefully in the current or rest quietly on the forest floor. They penetrate our food chain, they enter our bloodstream, and they intrude on the natural makeup of our very existence.