This article of the series of posts devoted the great initiative ‘365 Ways to Save the Earth' that was initiated by folks at Dumpster Rentals Cooperative (read the first article here: http://disposalbinrentals.com/blog/2011/oct/9/365-ways-to-save-the-earth/). The goal of the movement is to raise awareness of environmental problems and issues. We wanted to share with the community of North America consumers some proposals and recommendations on what each of us and all of us can do to protect our planet from pollutants, how we can save not-renewable resources and how we can protect wildlife.
Tidal Wave of Deadly Plastic
A young sea turtle, undernourished and unable to dive for food, was found on a beach in Hawaii. It died two days later. George Balazs, a sea turtle biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, dissected the turtle to discover the cause of death.
He found a plastic food storage bag filled with garbage, some pieces of pumice stone, a plastic golf tee, shreds of bag sheeting, bits and pieces of plastic fishing line, a plastic flower, part of a bottle cap, a comb, chips of Styrofoam, and dozens of small round pieces of plastic.
"The intestine was completely blocked with this stuff," reported Balazs.