Please bear with me. This will be my last post on this issue...for now.
I fear the only way to prevent more plastic from getting into the oceans is for each of us to take responsibility for the plastic we buy; to recycle and/or dispose of it properly. But when I hear responses to the issue like, "And this is a problem why?" I don't hold out much hope. There seem to be a lot of people out there who don't get it.
The only way to really solve the problem is to slow it down at the source; to cut the manufacturing of it. It wasn't all that long ago we used glass, tin, and aluminum almost exclusively. Granted it may be heavier, shipping it may cost more, but all of it is completely recyclable. For some glass containers there were rebates for returning them so they could be reused/recycled. I don't understand why that couldn't be done now.
And why this isn't all over the "news" instead of things like the Octomom and what celebs are doing is beyond me.
Take the pledge. Somehow I got myself on there TWICE!
Bottled Water A Disaster?