Jim Moriarty, CEO of Surfrider Foundation, talks about a reasonable way for people to live green, such as getting rid of plastic bottles.
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The Reasonable Way to Live Green A reasonable expectation from people is that they act understanding the larger cost equation. When you buy a four dollar bottle of water at Star Bucks or anywhere else that plastic was probably blown somewhere else in another country maybe in Asia ship over here fuel, jet fueled of ship to cross the country for your bottle, filled up in main brought back down here so you can have a cool drink of water on your way to take the trash out and then throw it away in the trash., that plastic will probably never be recycled even thou recycling, plastic is just a huge growing very quickly recycling is pretty much flat so that plastic is probably not going to be a recycled. So that total cost of all those pieces is massive, it’s very very expensive it may not be reflected in the four dollar cost that you have today but it maybe reflected in the plastic that’s in land fields and everything else tomorrow and the year after and for decades and centuries to come. The total cost of you going walking the same distance getting glass out of your covered filling it up with water and then having to actually rinse it out, that doesn’t seem a very high cost. You save four dollars of cash on the actual you didn’t have slip down to Star Bucks totally you don’t have the cool hip symbol which I would hope to invert. Plastic bottles for me are just horrible.