Also the movement to use re-usable water bottles has been a hot issue. It not only reduces the millions of plastic water bottles at landfills, which each take about 450 years to decompose according to Penn State University and the Ocean Conservancy, but it also contains no Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in many plastic products that new studies fear can cause breast or prostate cancer as well as other dangerous conditions. If we use less of the disposable bottles and recycle the ones we do have, products like pens can be made out of the bottles; we can help reduce the waste that is accumulating on our planet.
These ideas are just a few that have been created to enrich our life and preserve and rebuild our planet for all who dwell in it. Companies whose motivation is to break down harmful chemicals, or invent new ones that will be more environmental friendly to take the place of material that is not (like Styrofoam which never decomposes), are a great drive in this movement. Crucible represents those initiatives. In the future, I hope the goals of the green movement will continue to help us in our search for better production methods, disposal systems, and a healthier way of life. However, these goals can only be met when everyone on this planet takes responsibility for their own actions and do the steps in order to save the Earth.
-By Emily Van Nostrand