Once it is hastily consumed the plastic stuff is tossed away – sometimes in a bin, oft times just anywhere.
Is this a ‘no turning back’ situation?
Let’s have a quick random count of other ‘no turning backs’:
- Drinking bottled water.
- Driving huge cars.
- Building huge houses, dependent on artificial heating & cooling.
- Replacing items by buying new and not repairing.
- Buying cheap clothes in bulk.
- Using plastic in all its horror guises.
- Eating from bagged ‘lunch-box treats’.
However, there are TWO deadly serious ‘no turning backs’ that deserve a mention:
- U.S. gun ownership and the destruction of life that results -
- CLIMATE CHANGE.
Concerning the American gun situation, where ‘fear of the other’ has escalated to the point of insanity and turned into ‘hate of the other’, many U.S. citizens cannot comprehend how people in other countries such as Australia can ever feel safe if they don’t carry a firearm. That’s craziness gone too far – and now it is quite possibly beyond turning back. Poor America.
As far as Climate Change – or Global Warming – no matter what you name it, it may sadly be beyond us to drag the world back to sustainable levels. Existence on our once beautiful planet is threatened and yet still some leaders are unwilling to forego their dependence on their coal lobbyist donors to do anything serious (& effective) about it. Can we ever retrieve all that we have lost? Poor World.
HAVE WE REACHED NO TURNING BACK?