Someone recently asked me if it really makes a difference if she buys bottled water or uses plastic bags. Even if she were the only person on the planet it would make some difference, but being that there are so many of usyes, each person's action makes a difference.
Not all plastic is recycledsome gets thrown in the trash. Plastic bags, in particular, tend to become airborne by a strong breeze and float away from an outdoo trash can. For many of us, it's out of sight, out of mind. But a group of people have been collectingd plastic debris from beaches and oceans and constructed a series of bird sculptures to call attention to one of the worst end results of plasticchoking and strangling birds, seals and other animals.
Read more about this project.