I get them all the time.
The people who spot you from a mile away…
‘Here she comes, the crazy plastic lady!’
My old work colleagues probably praise the day I started working from home due to the pandemic. Even my parents get bored of my constant nagging about how much plastic waste they produce. But is it nagging or education?
Ignorance is truly bliss.
Yes it is! Especially when it comes to the environment and facing up to our responsibility to protect it. It’s far too easy for us to just think on an individual basis.
What’s one more plastic bottle right?
Unfortunately the vast majority of the 7.6 billion people on this planet are thinking the same. That’s when plastic becomes a huge problem.
But I’m going to recycle it, right?
Unfortunately of the 8.3bn tonnes of virgin plastic produced worldwide, only 9% has been recycled. So really sticking that plastic bottle in your recycling bin probably isn’t helping either.
I hold my hands up and admit I still buy plastic. Sadly the world we live in very few of the products we use are available in alternative packaging, I wish this wasn’t the case. Very few people will pay a penny more for that peanut butter in a glass jar rather than a plastic tub.
Why should I?
Well in my opinion you should. How much longer can we go on burying our heads in the sand and pretending we aren’t the problem?
All in all…I’ve ended up here.
Ive created this blog because I want, no, need to connect with like minded people.
I believe educating each other about environmental issues is paramount.
Especially our children.
Earlier this year I began writing my first children’s book based around educating the future generation about our plastic use and it’s effect on the ocean. My hope is this book will raise awareness of the issue in an open, charming and engaging way. (If that’s even possible) …I’m going to try!
This blog will include updates on it’s progress so stay tuned.
I will also be sharing some general advice on how to live more sustainably, including some amazing products and retailers I’ve come across along the way.
Until then I salute you fellow ocean lovers and plastic haters! Keep fighting the good fight.