Over the past several decades our modern societies has trashed this planet. It's time we band together and solve the plastic waste crisis that has devastated the environment. Please support organizations, such as Final Cycles, that are dedicated to a future free of plastic pollution.
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I agree we are in a crisis and that all of us have to get off the fence and become part of trying to reverse the plastic crisis. But before we get too excited about jumping onto another train with supposed solutions, I think it is really important that there is enough time, research and financial input to make a" 100% sure" that the new solution for breaking down plastics and reusing them is a sound and totally safe method. Are we 100% sure that there is no side effects from putting the black carbon back into Mother Earths soil? My gut is not so sure of this,. How much time and research has gone into this, and has there been a long term study done on it? History shows us how humanity has created major problems from inventions, new ideas and reintroducing things without taking the necessary time, expense and research that is required. Plastics is just one invention that has gone horribly wrong resulting in devastating consequences , all in the name of creating a more convenient life style. I believe that the root of humanities problem is the convenient lifestyle we are now expecting in life. I believe we need to take a step back and have a deep and truthful look at how our lifestyles effect the condition of our environment.
An example of this is, we need to decide whether we really need these great big warehouse shops that pump out products wrapped in plastic. Not only is it the plastic that plays a major role in this picture, but what of the processes everything goes through in order for the products to be conveniently wrapped for us. Do we really "need" all this stuff, or do we just want it? Until we address what is truly important to the well being of our environment, and move away from the materialistic, consumerist mentality, I don't believe we are going to be able to find solutions to reverse this devastating and out of control crisis in time. The last thing we need to do is create more problems through the search of finding solutions to the present crisis with the mentality of preserving our present day modern, convenient, wasteful lifestyle; it is this lifestyle that has brought us to this crisis of extinction.