Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The truth about our plastic habit

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Before you ask what this upcoming film, Midway, has to do with Colorado Springs or our area, or why it's worthy of this posting, I'll say that this four-minute clip (found on a friend's Facebook feed today) pretty much speaks for itself.

Take a look:

MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.

The issue at hand is of a global nature, and quite frankly everyone who uses plastic is in a small way complicit.

Which is why news of West Hollywood's plastic-bag ban going into effect today shows promise, or at least one step in the right direction and some continued progress, one community at a time.

If you're moved by what you've seen and care to get involved, the film's website notes a calling for tax-deductible contributions through Fractured Atlas.

And keep an eye on the larger plastic debate with sites like the Plastic Bag Ban Report and Plastic Oceans.

If you're unaware of where to recycle your plastic locally, to keep it out of landfills (not to mention the wind, and ultimately the oceans), visit this resource page on the City of Colorado Springs' website.

Midway plastic
  • A haunting image from the film Midway, potentially portending the sad future of what our plastic habit will do to the planet's wildlife.

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