The Plastic Bottle DilemmaBy Ali Geering-Kline
We’ve all done it before–you finish drinking that soda or eating that to-go lunch and you’re in a rush, with no recycling bin in sight–so what do you do with that plastic bottle or container? “Ah, how bad could it be to throw this one plastic item away, just this once?” you tell yourself.
This is a common dilemma among many, as the Onion newspaper reports:
“Wishing to dispose of the empty plastic container, and failing to spot a recycling bin nearby, an estimated 30 million Americans asked themselves Monday how bad throwing away a single bottle of water could really be,” reports the Onion, “America’s Finest News Source”.
The Onion, an reliably hilarious news source, puts it in perspective with their informative report, “How Bad For The Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be?’ 30 Million People Wonder”.Tags: environmental hazards, green living, health, non-biodegradable plastic, plastic, plastic waste, plastic water bottles, The Onion
Ali manages the website and coordinates the online communications of CEH. She works with the communications and development staff to create messaging strategies and public education content for CEH’s supporters and online audience. A Bay Area native, Ali attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in Sociology and Cultural Studies. This allowed her to live abroad in Argentina, where she studied Latin American history and learned valuable Spanish language skills. Ali is thrilled to be part of an organization that advocates for healthy communities so effectively.