The following was written by Stiv Wilson at the '5 Gyres' blog and really spoke to my heart: "What, I ask, is our legacy? Or better, when will we band together not as just a people but a species and demand that our legacy is one worth having? Already, your children will never, ever walk on a beach anywhere in the world without plastic -- are we really so foolish to give up such incredible beauty for the sake of a to-go cup? I think not. And so we sail on."
The value of the things we are losing are so much greater than the value of what we are destroying them with.