Brilliant video, Laurie, accompanied by a perfect soundtrack. Quite moving in its simplicity.
After watching, I was struck by almost the exact same series of feelings as you. First, the recognition of the startling familiarity of the items in that patch of garbage, followed by a sick feeling as I recalled how many times I've eaten a meal using a plastic fork which immediately went into the trash when I was finished, occasionally for the simple convenience of not having to go to the effort of washing my utensils.
The next realization was how much plastic is in my house, the sting of my environmental conscience softened slightly by the fact that I, too, reuse as many as possible of the containers I purchase for other things after I empty the original contents: toring or sharing leftover foods, homemade BBQ sauces and rubs, and other similar purposes.
Finally, the urge to make a stronger effort to avoid plastic in general as much as I can.
Keep up the good work and keep fighting the good fight. I'm forwarding this to many of my friends.
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