This week’s challenge- think environmentally friendlier

I have to admit that I am definitely not a role model when it comes to thinking about our environment. Recently though, small things tend to get stuck in my mind. I really do think that you as an individual can make a difference. I remember when I moved to the U.K. I actually emailed a few shops asking them to remove the box around the toothpaste. They are perfectly fine to be sold without. More recently I asked stores to only use recyclable bags when ordering online. Why only deliver groceries and shopping in plastic bags? I do think that plastic is a very bad thing for our environment. But I think that it’s something relatively easy to find alternatives for. Just look at straws! There are a lot of companies who are now starting to use alternatives. Sometimes it’s about changing how you think.

Plastic straws

Business Insider has this great article about a project that 24- year- old Boyan Slat has invented.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

This project launched 8 September. The goal is to remove plastic from some of the the most trash filled areas of the ocean. This is of course a very complex problem to solve, but incredibly inspiring and motivating. Our oceans are not garbage dumps. What you throw in here doesn’t just disappear (unless of course it’s biodegradable).

Therefore I challenge you to use a lot less plastic in your daily lives this week. We only have one nature and one world that we all share. And as I said, I know I’m far from perfect but this week, I will think about using less environmentally unfriendly items and lean towards more environmentally friendly alternatives. Every little thing that you do in your life, truly makes a difference! Go on, I challenge you- you know it makes sense!!!

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5 thoughts on “This week’s challenge- think environmentally friendlier

    1. Thank you… I agree with you. It’s too easy to use if you don’t think about it. I think if you stop or use less- there will be less demand for it. And I really believe that whatever you as an individual do adds up in the bigger picture. Plastic in particular is not good at all for the environment…🙏🏻😌 thanks for your comment!

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  1. Not all plastic is bad or unnecessary, but there is a lot that we don’t require. So yes, let’s address the most obvious plastics that we can do without. Waitrose have pledged to remove plastic bags by 2019. Not only does this benefit the environment, it will save the business thousands of pounds on purchasing the bags. It’s a win, win for both the environment and the business.

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    1. Yes I completely agree. It’s about asking yourself as well what you actually use in your daily life as I think we just up using things available to us without questioning it or why and what could actually be an alternative? Nature doesn’t have infinite sources and we should… look after what we have a little bit better. Thank you so much for your comment 🙏🏻😌

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