Hello my lovelies all around the world! Lyn here. I found this documentary that I am about to watch, so I thought I'd put it up and we could see it together. James is on a five day camping/photography trip far north so I am alone and a little bored...The following is a description of the doc that I got from the TopDocumentaryFilms.coms website:
"This documentary film looks at the impact of our almost complete dependence on plastic bags, which we use and discard carelessly every day, often to dispose our garbage and kitchen waste. Not only are these bags a huge environmental threat, they end-up in the stomachs of cows, who, either because they’ve been discarded because they’re not milking at the time or because the dairy owner is unwilling to look after them, have to fend for themselves and forage for food, which, like other scavengers, they find in community garbage dumps. Owing to their complex digestive systems, these bags, which they consume whole for the food they contain, get trapped inside their stomachs forever and, eventually, lead to painful death."
Actually it sounds pretty depressing, but it will hopefully make me really take action about all the plastic we use in our day to day lives. This comes at a time in Toronto, Canada, where our fearless leader Rob Ford has done away with the $.o5 charge for plastic bags. There has already been an increase in the use of plastic bags since his decision was finalized. As infuriated as I am by this, another announcement came that we would be dispensing of the plastic bag altogether as many other cities have done. Ford, of course, will fight the vote, but I pray it goes through. What the hell is the big deal about bringing a fabric bag in your purse or backpack or... briefcase??
Okay okay let's just watch the film...
Oh my god. I just watched this and it was astounding. I am shocked and amazed that I didn't know this. Please watch it. It was very well done and definitely worth a few moments of your time! I will do my very best to make this household an anti-plastic environment.