The keyboard upon which I type this is mostly plastic. As I glance around my desk, I notice that almost everything on the desk has a plastic component. Indeed, the desk itself has a significant amount of plastic. The stuff is everywhere.
So, if I am indeed average, I will throw away 75 tons of plastic over my lifetime. And I am middle-aged, so I have already thrown 33 tons away.
I walk a fair amount. Some days I carry a bag when I walk. The trash on the street is almost always recyclable. Paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic. Plastic is by far the most common trash I find - drink bottles.
Lots of drink bottles - Americans use 60 Billion per day.
So, how about that bag I carry?
It is truly staggering when you sit back and realize how many of us there are and how much each of us consumes.
May your day be filled with hope and may your actions reinforce that feeling.