Plastic Kills. {Graphic Video}

Via on May 18, 2010

It’s one thing to talk about how plastic pollution is having a negative effect on our planet and our health, but it’s another thing to actually commit to stop using it. Plastic is everywhere.

If you’re still on the fence about why you need to commit to cutting single-use plastics out of your life, then watch this video. You might cry. You might end up feeling depressed. But hopefully it will motivate you to kick the plastic habit. Because doing so is necessary.

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Learn more about the impacts of plastic pollution and why reducing our consumption of plastic is the only solution to this mass global issue at 5 Gyres.

How are you working to cut your plastic consumption? Tell us in the comments below.

About Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a writer and digital communications professional with a love of travel, food and bicycles. A believer in connecting passionate people to do good, she uses her marketing and production savvy to work on cause driven issues and amplify stories that need to be told. She is also the founder and editor of Foodie Underground where she pens stories of kale and sea salt.

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7 Responses to “Plastic Kills. {Graphic Video}”

  1. Thanks for posting this, Anna. I'm afraid to watch this video… saw it posted on facebook today. Here's something to make you laugh (sort of)http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/05/newly-disc

  2. Kaushik says:

    Thanks for posting this. While traveling through India, it became very clear that cows and goats and dogs and birds regularly ingest plastic bags which have become so popular there. It's a worldwide problem.

  3. Camille says:

    I am so happy to see this posted, although it is so depressing to watch. It is increasingly true that we live in a plastic world – plastic everything, and practically unavoidable. What direction is humanity following?

  4. Wend just blogged this, too. Heartbreaking: http://www.wendmag.com/greenery/2010/05/this-vide… and inspiring. Can we boycott plastics? I'll give it a go: but it's tough, it's everywhere.

  5. [...] many plastic bags cover the looks of India. They do not only spoil the beauty of the land, they also kill. They kill fish obviously when they clot the rivers—people too, like during the great floods [...]

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