I've been wanting to get the message out about plastic ever since I saw Jeff Bridges FB video for the Plastic Pollution Coalition. It's a real eye opener. So much so that I have posted the video on my personal and Shelly Jack Handade FB pages. I've even removed my Peek A Boo travel pouch pattern, which called for clear plastic vinyl, that I offered for sale from my on line stores. It's a start. Now that I live just five minutes from the ocean, it hits even closer to home. Ultimately though, this is about human kind, this stuff ends up in our bodies causing all kinds of health problems.
Make no mistake, this is going to be a real challenge. As I look around my personal environment, plastic is everywhere. I can't even type this message without looking through the plastic lenses of my glasses or type it here without the plastic keys on my keyboard. Right now as I write this my husband is installing "environmental friendly, low carbon footprint flooring" in our home. While he is carrying in the boxes I see that they are wrapped in plastic.
My mom recently bought this wood sign for me. I thought it was kind of funny but weird at the same time. Today I make it my mantra to do my very best, in doing my part, to help combat the very serious plastic crisis. I hope that you will join me in my effort and start by at least watching the video. Also, check out my free Reusable Reversible Tote Bag pattern to start making and carrying your own market bags.
Once again, as always, thank you for reading and watching.