Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Has a sort of tragically beautiful, poetic ring to it, much nicer than, say, "potentially poisonous plastic particles phouling up the ocean"
Phew, that was a wee bit too much on the alliteration, got carried away....
These so called tears, or plastic pellets, seem to be taking over our marine environment.
So this is not news to us who obsess about disposable plastics and their cursed longevity, but seems to finally be catching fire in the media.
To recap: petroleum plastics last a gazillion years, they wind up in the ocean by the boatload, where they attract toxic chemicals (PCBs, DDTs, etc.), and pose a sinister synthetic threat to our seas. Read more about it here.......
Posted by Anna at 1:46 PM