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