VANCOUVER – Chances are, if you look around your home, most things you see contain plastic.
Now imagine cutting all of those things out of your life.
That’s exactly what seven B.C. families have done for a new documentary. They’ve found it’s impossible to completely eliminate plastic, but dramatically cutting down is doable.
They have been forced to stop using many consumer items however, from clothing to food, but they have discovered they don’t miss what most of us take for granted.
“We had started to learn a little bit about what was going on in our oceans especially,” said Tania Uitto who is part of From the Waste Up. “And the oceans especially are something that I just hold so close to my heart and to find out that our oceans are turning into plastic soup, like literally from top to bottom, just loaded with plastics. That to me really hit hard and I just couldn’t bear the thought of being a part of that problem any more.”