We live in a world full of petroleum and plastics. It powers our cars and planes. It makes shopping bags that end up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Petroleum has become our Pet Rock.
The famous line in The Graduate about plastic being the future dates back to 1967. Perhaps it was the future then but most of us weren’t even born yet in the 1960s. The 21st Century was yesterday.
Still, in 2012, people buy plastic cases for their iPhones and iPads. While functional, they are made from petroleum. They are extracted from fossils that are millions of years old. After just 12-18 months of use on our electronic devices, they collect in our garbage cans and fill up our dumps.
Perhaps it’s time to discover a case that isn’t made from plastic. Even Pet Rocks die and that’s probably better for our planet.