Recycle? The Myth And Reality Of Plastic

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Recycle? The Myth And Reality Of Plastic
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Progress Foundation says

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Performances Including Artists:
Ryan Hyland - Musician
Taylor French
Excel (Prosaic Minds Movement)
Smyladon Lives

We're getting together to talk about the effect plastic has had on the world. We all know how many wonderful advantages plastic has offered humanity, but what does it offer the earth?

We've all been confronted with that moment where we either place our plastic bottles in the green bin or the trash, but is recycling really the best answer? The truth is none of the plastic that humanity has produced has disappeared or degraded. Most of it is floating in the pacific ocean in a place referred to as The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and there are many patches like it. Although you can't see it on a 'Google Map' it is quiet enormous... It has been said to be over 7 million tons in weight, twice the size of Texas, and reaching up to 9 feet deep.

The actual size is hard to determine due to the fact that much of the plastic is tiny micro-pieces, although many large pieces have accumulated. There are some interesting facts which help to put everything into perspective: 7 BILLION pounds of non-recyclable plastic is created every year. Harmful chemicals have been found from plastics in people which can cut down one's ability to reproduce (make babies). Only 7% of plastic is recyclable in the U.S.

Recycling is great, and we encourage everyone to continue recycling, BUT the real solution is eliminating unnecessary plastic consumption!

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This event has been supported by ProsaiC Minds:
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By: Progress Foundation

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