This is the face @pickup1million makes when finding bottles in areas already cleaned up multiple times. Now if these worthless pieces of single-use excuses to use oil actually had value would you find them polluting every walk of life?
If you paid a quarter deposit for each bottle would you want to recoup that? The larger issue is this OILY rubbish isn't infinitely recyclable which means it's eventually destined for a landfill or waterway. There's currently a two million dollar prize to help solve this problem with the New Plastics Economy as billions of dollars are lost every year creating this resource that is used once and thrown away.
It's important to note that multi billion dollar statistic doesn't even account for the environmental impacts of single use plastic. That's right there's no corporate responsibility for creating this toxic waste...from plastic toxins leaching from landfills into waterways, photodegradation breaking them down into smaller bits of fish food, to the insane amount of oil used to produce and transport this rubbish as well as taking 5 bottles of water to make just a single bottle! Trashsanity? Yep.
HEY quit bumming me out you say? There are things you can do NOW to help tide this insanity. Refuse single use plastic bottles whenever you can, carry around a reusable wherever you go, help keep your community cleaner than you found it and spread the message to friends and family.
Check out what @pickup1million is up to, their count is currently at 13,000 bottles! Thanks for tagging us with your plastic face, I've nominated your photo for the #TrashMonster Trashlympics event. Good luck!
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