Today I had a serious struggle against our good friend, plastic. One of my main goals was to cut down on the amount of prepackaged items that I bought or consumed. This is surprisingly an incredibly difficult task. Wether it was the snacks that I so desperately wanted to munch on to the plastic wrap of a new video game I purchased, I found myself being constantly reminded of how much plastic is used and wasted in our every day lives.
For many items that we buy, there is an unnecessary plastic wrap around the product. By far the worst that I saw was a large pack of paper towels. Not only were all six rolls bundled together in a gigantic sheet of plastic, but each individual roll had its own plastic wrap. Is it really that comforting to have every individual item we purchase wrapped in plastic? This practice is incredibly wasteful and is not worth the energy to prepackage everything we buy.
Here to contradict me is one of my favorite comedians, George Carlin. Enjoy.