Plastic Isn’t The Enemy, Our Single-Use Mindset Is
Since Sir David Attenborough declared plastic the enemy of the ocean at the end of Blue Planet II and everyone you know started sharing that video of the sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck up his nose, an anti-plastic campaign has been sweeping the (mostly-western) world.
First, it was the plastic bag that was deemed the devil and future reason of destruction of all life on planet earth. Not bringing your canvas bag shopping with you meant you wanted all polar bears to die immediately.
Then, plastic-wrapped vegetables in supermarkets became the topic of discussion. Produce bags got added to canvas bag collections, and single cucumbers wrapped in plastic coating became everyone’s go-to point to make in describing the overuse of plastic.
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