If I look at the #sea
I immediately hear Florence sing "how big, how blue, how beautiful". The #ocean
truly is a stunning environment. There's so much life within and so much life depending on it. There's so much that is undiscovered.
Yet, we treat it recklessly. We add a lot of dizzying noises and keep polluting our waters with oils, plastic, chemicals... My main attempt is to use as little plastic as possible but damn, that can be quite difficult. When you go to the supermarket you are often left with no choice but buying fruits and veggies wrapped up in plastic. It is frustrating. However, sometimes you do get to decide. So, do you really need to put the loose apples or bananas into a plastic bag? If so, do you really have to put each into its own bag instead of putting all in one?
Is it necessary to buy a new plastic bag each time you check out when instead you could
a) re-use the one from last time;
b) always carry a fabric bag with you (that’s what I do); or
c) use a card board box from the supermarket (e.g. the ones which are used to deliver juices or milk).
I got sick of all the plastic at the supermarket nearby so I swapped to buying almost all of my foods at the local organic shop around the corner. They really try to avoid extra waste but there's still some, e.g. I cannot buy berries without plastic. I told you, it's a challenge.
Another thing I have become highly attentive of is micro plastic and I try to avoid it as much as possible. For example, a lot of shampoos and shower gels contain micro plastic and chemicals that go down the drain right into our environment. What ends up in our environment can at some point end up being in our food and hence, directly infuse our body. I’m sure you’re not very keen to eat plastic so, let’s not feed nature with it either. Just have a quick read through the labels before you buy your products.
You might not feel affected by natural changes right now but things are changing and at some point, it will be too late to act. So act now. Each and every one can help to reduce waste and give back to nurture nature 💚