Last week I was able to watch "Plastic China" at #sfgreenfest.
And jeez. Did you know #china
receives 10 million tons of plastic waste from developed countries each year? I did not. It is sent to plastic recycling workshops like the one Yi-Jie and her family live in. Unfortunately, there are no signs of health codes or regulations for these factories/homes, so we watch the family eat, sleep, breath and play in piles of our plastic waste. The movie was incredibly difficult to watch as you may imagine. But then again, no, I'm sure you can't actually imagine it. So I urge everyone to catch this film or at least research a bit about where your plastic waste ends up. We may pat ourselves on the back about separating and sorting our waste but that's not the end of it. Next time you buy a coffee or do a grocery shop consider the amount of packaging you are taking in and funneling through to workshops like Yi-Jie's. For me, it's been about 4 months since #iquitplastics
and though at times it makes things more difficult, there are some things you can't un-learn. #plasticisforever #recyclingisntenough #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #goingzerowaste #saynotoplastic #refusethestraw #documentary #bringyourown #sustainable