Have you considered a career in PLASTICS? (Jan, 1947)

Have you considered a career in PLASTICS?

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  1. Eamonn says: June 7, 20115:24 am

    One word, just one word.

  2. Lauri Burrier says: June 7, 201112:13 pm

    Plankton-sized bits of plastic float just below the surface of the ocean in wide-ranging masses some say as far and wide as two times the size of Texas. They outnumber plankton in the North Pacific Gyre and scientists say that there’s no way to clean it up.

    About 44 percent of all seabirds eat plastic, apparently by mistake, sometimes with fatal effects. And 267 marine species are affected by plastic garbage from swallowing plastic bags, which resemble jellyfish in mid-ocean, for one example, this according to a 2008 study in the journal Environmental Research by oceanographer and chemist Charles Moore, of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation.
    Plastic breaks down and releases toxins such as styrene trimer, a polystyrene by-product — a known carcinogenic — and bisphenol A, which interferes with animals’ reproductive systems. The plastic pieces themselves are a million times more toxic than sea water.

    “Plastics” was a word back then that meant endless opportunity for personal growth and I believe it still means that. If we take on the job of saving our oceans by recycling (less than 5% recycle worldwide), and using our human ingenuity to invent new, sustainable ways to contain goods, container makers will great new jobs, new revenues and we can, together, save ourselves from our folly borne out of an ancient petroleum based industry.

  3. Mitch says: June 7, 20114:08 pm

    You will note that they are looking for trained men. These are the guys who later will become Top Men.

    Top. Men.

  4. John says: June 7, 20114:46 pm

    Mitch » Unfortunately that took place 11 years before this article. Nice effort though.

  5. TomB says: June 8, 20116:46 am


    Stop preaching. Most of your post was diatribe. Just do it.

  6. Lauri Burrier says: June 8, 201110:49 am

    TomB: of course, you’re right. But, instead of disounting me with seeming disgust, I would honestly love to have you share what you are doing — please inspire me and others. Honestly, not meant in any other way but that.

  7. Eamonn says: June 8, 20111:02 pm

    I burn all my plastic to make sure it doesn’t end up in the ocean.

  8. Lauri Burrier says: June 9, 20119:31 am

    I thought the burning of plastic emits carbon-dioxide and harmful gases into the air?

  9. John says: June 9, 201110:40 am

    Lauri Burrier » He was kidding.

  10. Lauri Burrier says: June 9, 201111:05 am

    Well, that’s so funny! And, yes, this is clearly a place where boys get together to make light. Shoving off now, sorry if I made any ripples on your pond. Ribbit!

  11. John says: June 9, 201111:18 am

    Lauri Burrier » And you know beyond a 50% chance someone with a screen name of Eamonn is a boy, how?

  12. Lauri Burrier says: June 9, 20116:56 pm

    peace! there are so many bigger problems on earth for us to attack together.

  13. Clay says: June 28, 20116:27 pm

    “and here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson….”

    Best regards,


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