Plastic Plastic Plastic

 

IMG_8238.jpgI have been so busy this past month and have learned A LOT! However, no matter where you are or what your doing solid waste is always an issue. If you think it is not an issue that’s because you live in a place where you throw your trash into a container, put that container outside, and then to never be thought of again. This trash then goes to a landfill and will sit there forever.———Like Here————->

That is not a solution that will last long. This is why it is so important to first REFUSE single use plastics and second RECYCLE what you do use.

The only real solution to the waste problem is to stop producing single use plastics. Plastic takes around 450 years to break down and then they still aren’t even completely gone. They remain as micro plastics. These micro plastics can end up in the food chain. Which can end up on your plate if you eat seafood. Who knows what this does to your body but it can’t be good. ‘Plastic Oceans’ estimate more than 8 million tons of plastics are dumped in to the ocean EVERY YEAR!

You can make an impact by changing to use less plastic. Whether it is saying no to a plastic straw in your drink, or bringing your own bags the next time you go shopping. Small steps can make a big impact! The U.S alone discards 500 million straws EVERY DAY! Every day can you believe that? That is just in the states. An item that you will use for only 30 minutes while enjoying a beverage can have a huge impact on the environment! Is a straw really all the necessary for you to drink something? Straws and plastic bags are super light and can blow away easily. This means they don’t always just end up in landfills (to sit for the rest of eternity) they can end up in the ocean. Where a poor little turtle thinks that bag is a jellyfish and eats it. I know I saw a video of a straw being pulled out of a turtles nose and it was heart breaking! So the next time you get a drink and use a straw you actually just jammed it up a turtles nose and left it forever in agonizing pain. So don’t be THAT guy who kills innocent sea life just say no!

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But seriously say no to single use plastics! 🙂

 

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