richard branson: no more plastic bags
by Tim Willmott : Be the first to leave a comment
The issue of plastic bags is not new, and anyone who has been to the developing world will know just what a disgusting, shitty mess they make of the environment. But an even bigger issue is their effect on life at sea and seashore.
In his blog, Virgin boss Richard Branson has highlighted the particular problem of the number of plastic bags used in airports, and asks if there are any alternatives. If you know of any, let us know.
He says that “It is currently a necessity at some airports to use plastic to secure some passengers’ luggage, due to the high risk of theft. However, this is resulting in even more plastic in the world, and this is causing huge problems – especially for fish and seabirds.”
Most dramatic of all is the huge area of the pacific ocean that is now a virtual ‘plastic island’. In the next video, Charles Moore talks about ‘The Age of Plastics’.
Put the kettle on and make a cup of tea – this one lasts for 84 minutes. But it’s worth it.