Straws are just the beginning, you have to start *some*where.
Yep. I was a “menopause” baby as well. My mum was 39.
I’d just be glad it was in the trash and not out on the street where it is usually.
Lovin’ it. Been a historical and fantasy costuming fan for a loooooong time.
Not until the damage has been done.
MOST of what you’re referencing are not single use plastics which is the bulk of the problem.
The ultraviolet breaks it down into microplastics.
Those materials you mentioned will sink like a rock if they happened to make it into the waterways. Wood will disappear within 5 years if not in an oxygen starved environment. I’ve seen photos of potato chip packets and such that look like they just came off the shelf with expiration dates over 30 years old. We’ve also found Neanderthal and other Holocene bones that are still bone, not fossils, so I’m not sure your analogy applies.
None of it is without problems. We can’t continue mopping up the floor with the tap still running.
I wouldn’t be surprised. The largest trawling nets supposedly are large enough to fit 13 jumbo 747s into (haven’t been able to verify that yet. ) I’m pretty sure that when they reach the end of their usefulness the trawlers don’t conscientiously bring them back, but rather just dump them. That’s a helluva lot of plastic.