Enviro Plastic Ethics
posted by August 20 at 12:14 PMon
My new tent came with one of these:
-Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
-Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
-Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
-Let nature’s sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.
I had a problem with this last one on hikes as a child; my father was given to say, “You’re shattering the tranquility.”
The principles also include leaving animals alone while they are mating, which is considerate.
The PLASTIC ETHICS REFERENCE CARD has the recycling symbol on it, but it’s my understanding that 99 and 44/100% of plastic—recyclable or not—ends up in landfills or the Great Pacific Garbage Miasma. Truly, how many recycled polarfleece garments and how much recycled fake lumber does the world need?
Dear Leave No Trace: Your PLASTIC ETHICS REFERENCE CARD is unwanted by me, and others, I’m sure. How about living up to your name and putting it on paper?