Efficiency experts tell companies to go to the source of the issue if they want to solve the downstream problem. Don’t worry about fixing the logjam; go upstream to the source of the logs.
The same approach applies to the trash idiot dolts discard. If it’s not picked up and recycled or disposed of properly, the net effect is that there is a good chance plastic bottles,
bits of styrofoam, drinking straws and virtually anything else can waltz into our environment and waterways unchecked with long-term, detrimental effects.
Look no further than the sickening photos of Chris Jordan (http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/midway). Man’s reach is bobbing up and down in the furthest oceans; no place is safe from us, it would seem.
This is where you and I come in. We are the upstream. Every bottle cap we stoop to conquer, every piece of floatable styrofoam, every shard of plastic you and I remove from the environmental loop reduces the downstream impact.
It’s up to us. We are at the head of the trash chain.