Why do we need a mountain of plastic to contain foods like baby spinach? More than 50% of ninety different types of deep sea creatures that are found 4-7 miles deep in the ocean had plastic inside of them. One researcher involved in the study said: “There were instances where the [plastic] fibers could actually be seen in the stomach contents as they were being removed.” Personally, I am trying to reduce the amount of plastic I consume. For example, I like buying baby spinach and kale for salads but they come in this gigantic plastic container that generates so much plastic waste just for a couple of salads. I’m going to stop buying those vats of plastic. What can you do to reduce your plastic footprint?