Please watch the video in this link. It is about 13 minutes long, but it's good:
Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic Video on TED.com
You all know my passionate hatered of plastic. I really wish we didn't have to use it at all. This talk is very well put together. It makes you think.
After you watch the whole thing, I want you to be reminded that every little decision you make - whether to have a straw in that drink, whether to use that plastic spoon, whether to take your own coffee cup - each one makes a difference. It may not feel like it makes much of a difference, but it does - even if it's as an example to the person serving it to you. Please think about whether you should buy those muffins in that plastic clamshell, or whether you could whip up a dozen at home.
I'm in the process of crocheting another re-usable bag. First person to comment on this blog gets it!