“We need to understand that our modern day convenience of single-use plastic bags seems free but actually comes at a very high cost to our health and environment. When we put our garbage at the curb we think it goes away. But where is away? There is no away,“ says panelist, Sharon Rowe, an Ossining-based business owner interviewed in the ﬁlm.
- Not everything with that well-recognized recycling sign, is actually recyclable. In Westchester County, types 1-7 are now recyclable.
- What the Recycling Symbols on Plastics Mean. It's not as simple as you think.
- Anything that goes into a landfill is covered with layers of clay and other materials that basically mummify the remains. This means that without air and water, our trash has become our archival remains for future generations.
- The ocean is overrun with plastic!!
- Animals are dying by ingesting and getting caught in plastic floating on top and in the ocean. There is 40 times more plastic than food for the marine animals to eat.
- Human health: BPA and phthalates are two plastic additives that are known endocrine disruptors. We all come into contact with these toxic chemicals through our food, personal care products and plastic containers. Recent studies have linked BPA to breast and prostate cancer, enlargement of the prostate, early onset of puberty, hyperactivity in children, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Imagine how much we would have collected after a week.
Imagine, what’s going on in your neighborhood?