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Now we have plastic rain
Turns out all the plastic fibers and particles made as plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces enter the air as fine dust that blows everywhere and comes down in the rain.  Another reason to look for alternatives to polymers used in everything from packaging to paints that don't break in the environment.  Our society has to get better at living on this planet.  Thank you everyone doing their best to demonstrate better ways of living without making a mess of everything.  You folks are my heroes.
 
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One of my sons is passionate about the whole plastics problem. One of my favorite facebook posts of his was something like, 'Go ahead! Just throw all your plastic on the ground! It's OK! It all ends up in the ocean anyway because it never really breaks down, just gets smaller. Really! You don't have to put it in the trash anymore because eventually it all ends up in the ocean!" Then he had some link to an article.

So I'm not surprised that we're breathing it as well. It reminds me that what we do on a personal level seems like such a drop in the bucket when the problem is so daunting, but collectively it can maybe, maybe add up to something. It really does start in our own backyard.
 
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