Thursday, March 20, 2008

Plastic Bottle Recycling Rates Are Sad

The smart group of ninth graders that write the blog Reducing 4 More recently did a post about plastic bottles and were so kind as to include the following video in their post.

It's pretty dramatic so I wanted to post it as well. Note, though, that the video tries to make the point that we should all recycle. Yes, we should recycle, but I think the more important point is to use fewer bottles in the first place.

Anyways, here's the video:


Reducing 4 More! said...

Hey! We are so excited to see that our message has been spread to another! We also read through the entries of your blog and found it to be really interesting. It has so many useful tips on how to reduce plastic. We will definitely be planning on writing a post about your blog since we feel that our audience can learn so much from your blog. It's great to see people who are so involved in helping the Earth! We believe that helping the Earth is not only beneficial for the environment, but it really does bring people together!

We hope to hear from you!
-Reducing 4 More!

LifeLessPlastic said...

Hey Reducing! I'm glad to help!

I'll be sure to keep visiting your blog in the future to find out what you guys are up to.

Oh, and I'm exciting about you guys doing a post about my blog. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or just post the questions to my "what I'm doing" blog post.


Shannon Hodgins said...

Cool! I don't want to jack your content, but I'm going to repost this video on my blog as well.

Powerful!!!! Shannon

LifeLessPlastic said...

Shannon, Definitely post it! It's such a powerful video :)

Reducing 4 More said...

It's great to know that this video is getting around! Thanks guys for caring about our earth!!

SimpleWaysToHelp said...

Wow! That is a powerful video. It seems like our children are more aware of the importance of recycling than their parents. Many adults don't want to be bothered but when you see a video like that it is hard to deny the impact of our plastic bottle usage. Thank you for sharing.

Nathan said...

That is such a powerful video. I started using reusable bottles I found on It has really saved me money and is such an easy way to help cut back on all the wasted plastic bottles.