The plastic straw you use to leisurely sip on your drink can turn into a sword for an unassuming animal. Taking up to 200 years to decompose! In the guise of micro-plastic, it spells death for many. In India, recently 80 kgs of plastic was removed from a single cow. What we are thoughtlessly consuming is ruthlessly killing all kinds of species.
According to global estimates plastic kill’s 1 million sea birds and up to 100,000 marine life creatures each year. Convenience or simply a hidden conspiracy?
Plastic is indispensable to modern life and the pollution it causes is inescapable. Let’s reduce our carbon footprint by refusing single-use of plastic, recycling the plastic we possess and reducing daily consumption. A commitment and a crusade all at once!
Start with carrying a grocery bag to the supermarket.
At restaurants carry your own cutlery to avoid throwaway plastic containers.
Refill and reuse your water bottle daily.
Avoid plastic and switch to bamboo straws & toothbrushes.
Compel manufactures to reduce plastic packaging by returning containers constantly. Purchase loose grains & produce sold free of packaging.
Avoid face scrubs and toothpaste with microbeads which are tiny plastic balls that seep into water systems.
Collect litter during beach visits and street walks and play eco-warrior.
Keep reusing plastic bag, cups bottles & other items instead of tossing them.
You can also reuse these items at home in creative & artistic ways.
Plastic containers can potentially become sleeping bags, bottles, tote bags, furniture once recycled.
Invest reusable cutlery for yourself & home as possible.
Buy in bulk & use reusable produce bags for groceries.
Give composting at home or in the backyard at try.
Small changes can make a difference. Together, let us make our oceans plastic-free!