Not Just an Island of Plastic in the Pacific Ocean

Plastic. When I was much younger, I never gave it a second thought. One day I was nuking some prepared chicken salad in the microwave. I just plopped it into the microwave inside the little flimsy plastic container in which it had been sold. Unexpectedly I was vigorously scolded, “That plastic container is not microwave safe! You know that, right?… Continue reading

Plastic and Styrofoam Everywhere

In my earlier post, I mentioned that the surf has been out of control with the storm and earthquake.  The life guard stations had to be moved inland—waaaay inland, and the surf still almost got to them.  Here you can see that the sand was completely eroded away by the surf, creating the sudden drop off that was as tall… Continue reading