The other day a friend of mine jokingly berated me for ruining his vacation. He and his wife had gone to the Olympic Peninsula for a getaway. But as he walked the beaches, all he could do was see the plastic, apparently. This friend, nearly 20 years ago, had sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, and at that time had started to notice the problem of trash in the seas.
Anyhow, I told him I was glad to ruin his vacation, and hoped he would start ruining things for others ... but in reality, I don't consider being aware of a problem as ruining anything. Isn't it better to know about it, and be able to do somehting about it? It's like finding out you have cancer - it might be nice to be blissfully ignorant, but in the longrun, you'd rather find out early, while it can be easily treated, than to wait too long until it's lethal.
That's how I see the plastic issue. If we start to fix it now, maybe it won't be a lethal problem.
An article came over Facebook today. It's good, and positive, and I'd like to share it with you: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/05/02/1992878/bellingham-woman-finds-more-than.html