Plastic Waste Quotes

Plastic Waste & Plastic Pollution Quotes

Plastics have overtaken our lands and water bodies. When researchers invented plastics in the 19th century, manufacturers immediately embraced this product as the next economic gold. Plastics made everything cheaper to produce… and dispose. Today, they’ve become a poison to our environment and we cannot get rid of them.

It is no surprise that plastic pollution has become one of the world’s most pressing environmental crises. This is evident as the increasing production rate of plastic has surpassed the world’s ability to recycle or properly discard it.

Our water bodies have plastics swimming in them and millions of animals die from ingestion of plastic every year. This has spurred different individuals, businesses and organizations (such as Greenpeace, Plastic Pollution Coalition, and some TRVST members) to form a global alliance in working towards a planet free of plastic pollution and its effects.

It is important to create awareness on the impact our consumption habits are having on land and marine life. Here’s a collection of inspirational plastic waste and pollution quotes from individuals using their platforms and reach to drive the cause of less global waste.

33 Plastic Waste and Plastic Pollution Quotes

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"Pollution from oil and gas development, toxic runoff, and miles and miles of plastic trash foul the waters and threaten marine life."  - Frances Beinecke #trvst #quotes #trash #plastic #oil #gas #pollution #toxic #marinelife #marine #development #scubadiving
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Pollution from oil and gas development, toxic runoff, and miles and miles of plastic trash foul the waters and threaten marine life.

- Frances Beinecke


Frances Beinecke is a one-time president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the United States of America. During her regime, she worked tirelessly to ensure the protection of health, lives of wildlife as well as the availability of clean water and air for the environment. As an award-winning environmentalist, Beinecke is helping communities reach a vibrant and sustainable society.

"Forget bottled water; tap water is just as good! Pour it into a reusable water bottle, and always have fresh water on the go without wasting plastic."  - Ashlan Gorse Cousteau #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #water #plasticsucks #earthdayeveryday #dogood #bethechange #scrapplastic #betterfortheplanet #environment
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Forget bottled water; tap water is just as good! Pour it into a reusable water bottle, and always have fresh water on the go without wasting plastic.

- Ashlan Gorse Cousteau


Ashlan Gorse Cousteau studied Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is a seasoned Journalist and adventurist. For over 10 years, Ashlan worked as a pop culture TV correspondent for popular TV entertainment channel, E! News and Entertainment Tonight. She is also renowned for her work in the award-winning Discovery Channel’s documentary, the Nuclear Sharks, as well as the hit adventure series, Caribbean Pirate Treasure (on amazon, currently in its season 2). Ashlan uses her platform and reaches to deter her audience from needless plastic waste and say no to plastic bottles.

"My obsession is plastic packaging. It makes me sick, all the waste. Everything about it disappoints me."  - Theo James #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #waste #plastic #breakfreefromplastic #environment #noplanetb #dosomething #plasticpollutes #plantbased #sustainability
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My obsession is plastic packaging. It makes me sick, all the waste. Everything about it disappoints me.

- Theo James


Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis popularly known for short as Theo James is quite a popular figure in Hollywood. He is an astute movie producer and director. He also recently picked up interest in modelling. Theo James is renowned for playing Tobias "Four" Eaton in the trilogy, Divergent (amazon), starring other artists like Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn etc.

More recently, we’ve come to know James for speaking out against the different types of plastic waste and pollution in general. With this plastic waste quote, James reminds us that we should not allow plastic packaging to remain a norm.

"I hate plastic bottles. Just think about it before you buy one. We pay more for a gallon of water than we do for a gallon of gas. I think people will realize that water quality standards in most municipalities are as good or better for the stuff coming out of the tap than bottled water companies. You'll save money and save the environment, too."  - Philippe Cousteau, Jr. #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #environment #plastic #gas #water #banthebag #greenliving #noplanetb #bethechange #plasticplanet
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I hate plastic bottles. Just think about it before you buy one. We pay more for a gallon of water than we do for a gallon of gas. I think people will realize that water quality standards in most municipalities are as good or better for the stuff coming out of the tap than bottled water companies. You'll save money and save the environment, too.

- Philippe Cousteau, Jr.


Philippe Cousteau, Jr. is the grandson of Jacques Cousteau. He is a filmmaker, producer and avid explorer. His popular quote is on an adventure where he defined adventure as a place where you lead life. Cousteau, Jr has been nominated for several Emmy awards as a TV host.

With this plastic waste quote, Cousteau, Jr. draws our attention to the perceived standards about water created for economic benefits. He reminds US residents that for most of them, the water running from their taps is perfectly drinkable. If you have clean running water, then there’s no reason why you should be paying water bottling companies and polluting your planet.

"We humans have become dependent on plastic for a range of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control."  - David Suzuki #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #bringyourownbag #saveourplanet #biodegradable #ecoconscious #ourplasticproblem #savetheplanet #changeahabit #collectiveaction
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We humans have become dependent on plastic for a range of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control.

- David Suzuki


David Suzuki is a renowned award-winning Professor Emeritus and Environmentalist at the University of British Columbia where he teaches Zoology. He is a scientist and broadcaster who co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation. The David Suzuki Foundation dedicates resources towards ensuring less plastic production for single-use products. Referring to the rate of plastic disposal in Canada, across its lifecycle, David noted that plastics are not the future due to the health concerns they pose to the environment. As an authority in this field, Suzuki’s plastic waste quote makes it clear just how much our daily consumption depends on plastics and how we should work to ditch plastic bags.

"I think, on a personal level, everybody, when you go through the checkout line after you get your groceries and they say, 'Paper or plastic?' We should be saying, 'Neither one.' We should have our own cloth bags."  - Woody Harrelson #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #plastics #sustainableliving #earthdayeveryday #planetearthfirst #plasticsucks #ecoactivism #saveourplanet #collectiveaction
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I think, on a personal level, everybody, when you go through the checkout line after you get your groceries and they say, 'Paper or plastic?' We should be saying, 'Neither one.' We should have our own cloth bags.

- Woody Harrelson


Woodrow Tracy Harrelson a.k.a. Woody Harrelson (for short) is an American actor who came to prominence in 1993as a cast in “Cheers” (amazon), for which he won a Primetime Emmy award. He has also won several other awards after this. Alongside acting, Woodrow has also been passionate about environmental causes. One of his known efforts is working to preserve the California Redwoods. He also won a case where he challenged the legalization of Marijuana/industrial hemp by Kentucky state as the state did not distinguish between both. Woodrow soon became an advisor for this advocacy in Kentucky.

"I try to conserve water and avoid plastic as much as I can."  - Jim Sarbh #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #water #saynotooneuseplastic #wecandobetter #waronwaste #dosomething #scrapplastic #wastefree #environmentallyfriendly
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I try to conserve water and avoid plastic as much as I can.

- Jim Sarbh


Jim Sarbh is a multi-award-winning actor, producer and director in the Hindi Film Industry. Sarbh is passionate about seeking innovative solutions to global environmental hazards, such as reducing water waste and motivating people to reduce plastic pollution. This also includes some Indian startups who have creatively found ways of finding new uses for harmful substances like plastics via energy conversion, which is the objective of this TV series pioneered by Jim Sarbh.

"The plastic bottle we're throwing away every day still stays there. And if we show that to people, then we can also promote some behavioral change."  - Carlo Ratti #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #beatplasticpollution #dosomething #ecoconscious #gogreen #microplastics #savetheplanet #earthdayeveryday #thinkgreen
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The plastic bottle we're throwing away every day still stays there. And if we show that to people, then we can also promote some behavioral change.

- Carlo Ratti


Professor Carlo Ratti, a member of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) body of educators, is an activist, inventor, architect and teacher. Professor Carlo leads a group of researchers at MIT who are working on using technology to change the way we live our lives in big cities with respect to waste management.

"Recycling more plastics can help local businesses and expand jobs while supporting the goals of sustainability."  - Kevin de Leon #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #sustainability #plastics #recycling #goals #microplastic #wastefree #wasteless #beinspired #oneuseplastic
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Recycling more plastics can help local businesses and expand jobs while supporting the goals of sustainability.

- Kevin de Leon


Kevin Alexander Leon is a 54-year-old United States’ Politician. He belongs to the Democratic party. Kevin was a one-time Senator (between 2010-2014) where he represented California as the 22nd State Senator.

Kevin was also part of the Senators that led the advocacy for the ban of plastics in one-time-use products. However, this ban was unsuccessful despite the fact that some Californian workers were unaffected. Kevin, however, reiterated his commitment to this by going after a smarter way that reduces waste and protects the environment but helps protect local workers at the same time.

"BPA is just one chemical used to make plastic baby bottles and in the lining of food, beverage, and infant formula containers. Research shows that children are exposed to BPA by drinking from polycarbonate bottles and consuming food from containers made using BPA."  - Suzy Shuster #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #research #food #children #saynotoplastic #wasteless #sustainability #thinkgreen #plasticfreeliving
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BPA is just one chemical used to make plastic baby bottles and in the lining of food, beverage, and infant formula containers. Research shows that children are exposed to BPA by drinking from polycarbonate bottles and consuming food from containers made using BPA.

- Suzy Shuster


Suzy Shuster started her career with NBA TV, she has since then worked for different TV stations. Since 2004, she’s worked as an ABC sideline reporter. Shuster’s plastic waste quote points at the inorganic materials we are depositing into, not just our bodies, but that of our children. There’s still so much we do not know about the long-term ingestion of plastic fibres and plastic waste.

"There are five known gyres spinning around in our world's oceans. A gyre is a slowly moving spiral of currents created by a high pressure system of air currents. A spinning soup, so to speak, is made of what exists in the water. And in this case, the gyres are spinning with millions of tons of our discarded and forgotten about plastic waste!"  - Brandon Boyd #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #water #ourplasticproblem #environment #dogood #socialchange #breakfreefromplastic #dosomething #sustainability
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There are five known gyres spinning around in our world's oceans. A gyre is a slowly moving spiral of currents created by a high pressure system of air currents. A spinning soup, so to speak, is made of what exists in the water. And in this case, the gyres are spinning with millions of tons of our discarded and forgotten about plastic waste!

- Brandon Boyd


Brandon Boyd studied in Calabasas High School and Moorpark College and has a passion for writing music. In 2011, Boyd, as part of his commitment to the cause, raised awareness at the Hurley Space Gallery for the ban of plastics in one-time-use products. He reiterated the harmful effects on water bodies. Following this commitment, Boyd gas donated several millions of dollars to the several Non-profit Organizations both locally and globally.

"The truth is, of course, that history is not completed in modern commerce any more than philosophy is perfected in political economy. In other words, there is nothing timeless or God-given about filling stations and penicillin and plastic bags."  - James Buchan #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #truth #microplastic #sustainability #environment #changetheworld #plasticsucks #thinkgreen #planetearthfirst
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The truth is, of course, that history is not completed in modern commerce any more than philosophy is perfected in political economy. In other words, there is nothing timeless or God-given about filling stations and penicillin and plastic bags.

- James Buchan


James Buchan is a Scottish Diplomat and Novelist. He is the grandson of John Buchan, the renowned Scottish novelist. He is an author of about 7 different books (amazon) including works of fiction and arts. James' books have won two different awards: 1984 Whitbread Book of the Year award, and the Guardian prize.

Conclusion

The global problem of plastic waste and pollution will end when we decide to take action. Not just collectively, but as individuals who make conscious decisions about our daily purchases. In all the plastic waste quotes above, there’s one shared message; it is up to us all to be the change we want to see.

More Inspirational Quotes on Plastic Waste & Pollution:

"I hate the hand that comes out of a car and just drops litter in the street. I hate that! For some reason, it just fills me with fury! It's just utter laziness, lack of interest in other people, lack of interest in the planet, in the hedgehog who might eat the plastic bag, it's a lack of concern."  - Joanna Lumley #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #planet #plasticfree #betterfortheplanet #environmentallyfriendly #dotherightthing #microplastics #waste #saveourplanet
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I hate the hand that comes out of a car and just drops litter in the street. I hate that! For some reason, it just fills me with fury! It's just utter laziness, lack of interest in other people, lack of interest in the planet, in the hedgehog who might eat the plastic bag, it's a lack of concern.

- Joanna Lumley


"We buy a bottle of water in the city, where clean water comes out in its taps. You know, back in 1965, if someone said to the average person, 'You know in thirty years you are going to buy water in plastic bottles and pay more for that water than for gasoline?' Everybody would look at you like you're completely out of your mind."  - Paul Watson #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #water #saynotoplastic #wastefree #ecoactivism #changetheworld #plasticfree #dogood #thinkgreen
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We buy a bottle of water in the city, where clean water comes out in its taps. You know, back in 1965, if someone said to the average person, 'You know in thirty years you are going to buy water in plastic bottles and pay more for that water than for gasoline?' Everybody would look at you like you're completely out of your mind.

- Paul Watson


"One lesson I got from Gandhi, 'Be the change you want to see,' haunts me. I just feel like I can't keep stomping around pointing the finger at BP when I am supporting the oil industry with my very own dollars and actions by buying their products, helping to pay their mortgage - plastic is from oil... polyester, shower curtains."  - Kristin Bauer van Straten #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #bethechange #plastic #oil #noplastic #thinkgreen #sustainability #ecoconscious #environment #dosomething
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One lesson I got from Gandhi, 'Be the change you want to see,' haunts me. I just feel like I can't keep stomping around pointing the finger at BP when I am supporting the oil industry with my very own dollars and actions by buying their products, helping to pay their mortgage - plastic is from oil... polyester, shower curtains.

- Kristin Bauer van Straten


"Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary."  - David Suzuki #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #plastics #biodegradable #saveourplanet #thinkgreen #plasticfreesolutions #savetheplanet #waronwaste #dotherightthing
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Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary.

- David Suzuki


"When I'm working, on sets or stages, my contracts specify in the rider that no plastic bottles be used. When I'm playing with my band, we all use metal and non-plastic containers for drinking to be ecologically sensitive and show others that this is the way to go."  - Jeff Bridges #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #noplastic #plasticfree #saynotoplastic #planetearthfirst #environment #thinkgreen #plasticsucks #plasticpollution
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When I'm working, on sets or stages, my contracts specify in the rider that no plastic bottles be used. When I'm playing with my band, we all use metal and non-plastic containers for drinking to be ecologically sensitive and show others that this is the way to go.

- Jeff Bridges


"I used to love those little cute bottles of amenities in the hotel room. And while the soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion may smell great, they waste an incredible amount of plastic and space in your luggage."  - Ashlan Gorse Cousteau #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #love #waste #plastic #bringyourownbag #wecandobetter #sustainableliving #dotherightthing #microplastic #takeaction
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I used to love those little cute bottles of amenities in the hotel room. And while the soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion may smell great, they waste an incredible amount of plastic and space in your luggage.

- Ashlan Gorse Cousteau


"Everyone should wake up and have a fresh-squeezed orange every day. By having a fresh glass of orange juice with American oranges, you are supporting the local economy, you have all the vitamin C you need in a day, and you support the environment because you don't use any plastic from bottles or bags."  - Jose Andres #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #environment #plastic #scrapplastic #dosomething #sustainableliving #collectiveaction #microplastics #waste #greenliving
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Everyone should wake up and have a fresh-squeezed orange every day. By having a fresh glass of orange juice with American oranges, you are supporting the local economy, you have all the vitamin C you need in a day, and you support the environment because you don't use any plastic from bottles or bags.

- Jose Andres


"It does seem really hard to get consumers to do the right thing. It is stupid that we use two tons of steel, glass, and plastic to haul our sorry selves to the shopping mall. It's stupid that we put water in plastic bottles in Fiji and ship it here."  - John Doerr #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #dotherightthing #plastic #water #plasticfree #changeahabit #environment #impact #wastefree #sustainability
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It does seem really hard to get consumers to do the right thing. It is stupid that we use two tons of steel, glass, and plastic to haul our sorry selves to the shopping mall. It's stupid that we put water in plastic bottles in Fiji and ship it here.

- John Doerr


"Of all the waste we generate, plastic bags are perhaps the greatest symbol of our throwaway society. They are used, then forgotten, and they leave a terrible legacy."  - Zac Goldsmith #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #waste #plastic #society #legacy #betterfortheplanet #wastenotwantnot #takeaction #banthebag #dosomething
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Of all the waste we generate, plastic bags are perhaps the greatest symbol of our throwaway society. They are used, then forgotten, and they leave a terrible legacy.

- Zac Goldsmith


"If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly."  - David Suzuki #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #environmentallyfriendly #plastic #planet #hope #breakfreefromplastic #wasteless #trash #dogood #lessplastic
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If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly.

- David Suzuki


"I'll tell you what me scares me is plastic. Plastic bags and plastic bottles and these things. Why does my water have to be in a bloody plastic bottle? The landfill and the ocean. And I don't know, I'm just terrified with the proliferation of plastic."  - Helen Mirren #trvst #quotes #landfill #plastic #water #ocean #river #breakfreefromplastic #ecoconscious #getoutside #thinkgreen #oceanpollution
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I'll tell you what me scares me is plastic. Plastic bags and plastic bottles and these things. Why does my water have to be in a bloody plastic bottle? The landfill and the ocean. And I don't know, I'm just terrified with the proliferation of plastic.

- Helen Mirren


"I'm scared by the enormous amount of bottled water being consumed today, instead of people drinking filtered tap water. Did you know that nearly 90 percent of those plastic bottles are not recycled and wind up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose?"  - Robert Englund #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #landfills #plastic #recycled #water #breakfreefromplastic #wastenotwantnot #savetheplanet #dogood #ecoconscious
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I'm scared by the enormous amount of bottled water being consumed today, instead of people drinking filtered tap water. Did you know that nearly 90 percent of those plastic bottles are not recycled and wind up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose?

- Robert Englund


"One of my big pet peeves is single-use plastic bags. I think it's one of the stupidest ideas in the world."  - Philippe Cousteau, Jr. #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #dotherightthing #noplanetb #beinspired #plasticsucks #changeahabit #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #microplastic
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One of my big pet peeves is single-use plastic bags. I think it's one of the stupidest ideas in the world.

- Philippe Cousteau, Jr.


"To me, I think people who don't think it's a big deal to toss a plastic bottle in the garbage are not only being irresponsible, but I think they're being disrespectful of all the other humans on earth."  - Sophia Bush #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #garbage #plastic #earth #saynotooneuseplastic #planetearthfirst #environment #impact #plasticpollutes #waste
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To me, I think people who don't think it's a big deal to toss a plastic bottle in the garbage are not only being irresponsible, but I think they're being disrespectful of all the other humans on earth.

- Sophia Bush


"My stockbroker asked me something important today: paper or plastic?"  - Jay Leno #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #plasticpollution #takeaction #thinkgreen #collectiveaction #plasticfree #ecofriendly #environmentallyfriendly #planetearthfirst
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My stockbroker asked me something important today: paper or plastic?

- Jay Leno


"The longest-lived people eat a plant-based diet. They eat meat but only as a condiment or a celebration. Nothing they eat has a plastic wrapper."  - Dan Buettner #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plantbased #plastic #plasticfree #waronwaste #saveourplanet #bethechange #breakfreefromplastic #environment #waste
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The longest-lived people eat a plant-based diet. They eat meat but only as a condiment or a celebration. Nothing they eat has a plastic wrapper.

- Dan Buettner


"We have to rethink our whole energy approach, which is hard to do because we're so dependent on oil, not just for fuel but also plastic. If plastic vanished, there would be total chaos. We have to think quite carefully about using oil and its derivatives, because it's not going to be around forever."  - Margaret Atwood #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #energy #oil #noplastic #wastefree #bethechange #planetearthfirst #saynotooneuseplastic #sustainability
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We have to rethink our whole energy approach, which is hard to do because we're so dependent on oil, not just for fuel but also plastic. If plastic vanished, there would be total chaos. We have to think quite carefully about using oil and its derivatives, because it's not going to be around forever.

- Margaret Atwood


"What's it like to envision the ten-thousand-year environmental impact of tossing a plastic bottle into the trash bin, all in the single second it takes to actually toss it? Or the ten-thousand-year history of the fossil fuel being burned to drive to work or iron a shirt? It may be environmentally progressive, but it's not altogether pleasant."  - Douglas Rushkoff #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #impact #trash #plastic #environmental #fossil #microplastic #plantbased #wecandobetter #dosomething
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What's it like to envision the ten-thousand-year environmental impact of tossing a plastic bottle into the trash bin, all in the single second it takes to actually toss it? Or the ten-thousand-year history of the fossil fuel being burned to drive to work or iron a shirt? It may be environmentally progressive, but it's not altogether pleasant.

- Douglas Rushkoff


"Plastic waste is now found in the most remote areas of the planet. It kills marine life and is doing major harm to communities that depend on fishing and tourism."  - Antonio Guterres #trvst #quotes #waste #plasticwaste #plastic #fishing #planet #marinelife #marine #communities #underwater #plasticfree
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Plastic waste is now found in the most remote areas of the planet. It kills marine life and is doing major harm to communities that depend on fishing and tourism.

- Antonio Guterres


"Outright bans on plastic bags may not be the best solution, but education and incentives to get people to stop using them are necessary."  - David Suzuki #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #plastic #education #scrapplastic #dogood #waste #socialchange #plasticpollutes #waronwaste #thinkgreen
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Outright bans on plastic bags may not be the best solution, but education and incentives to get people to stop using them are necessary.

- David Suzuki


"Banning plastic bags so that people use paper bags or imported reusable bags that will end up in local landfills soon thereafter is not the only solution to our plastic bag challenge."  - Kevin de Leon #trvst #quotes #plasticwaste #landfills #plastic #banthebag #gogreen #sustainability #planetearthfirst #plasticpollutes #betterfortheplanet #saveourplanet
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Banning plastic bags so that people use paper bags or imported reusable bags that will end up in local landfills soon thereafter is not the only solution to our plastic bag challenge.

- Kevin de Leon


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