The Problem with Plastic

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Last week, I wrote about my wish for a plastic bag ban. I think this infographic does an excellent job of conveying why banning plastic bags, or at least using plastic as little as possible, is so important.

Plastic Infographic

Thank you to for this infographic.

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1 CelloMom December 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

There is a wonderful mockumentary called “The Majestic Plastic Bag”, narrated by Jeremy Irons. Find it on YouTube.
I also respectfully disagree with the message of the infographic: Recycling (which too often is downcycling) is not the answer: the real solution lies in Refusing, Reducing and Re-using. Recycling should come way at the end, as a last resort, and should not make us feel virtuous.
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2 Charise Rohm Nulsen January 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Thank you for letting us know about the mockumentary! I can’t wait to check it out.

I absolutely agree with the three R’s as the real solution!


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