Would you like plastic for dinner?
What are you going to do this month? If you’re looking for something to do that will challenge you and the members of your family, how about seeing how much plastic you can get rid of in your life?
You may have seen the plastic which washed up on the beaches of Henderson Island in the Pacific. There were an estimated 38 MILLION pieces of rubbish – and most of it was plastic. Toothbrushes and cigarette lighters were two of the most numerous items found on the beach.
However much plastic breaks down, it’s still there. Seals, dolphins, orcas and turtles – they all eat the plastic in our oceans. Fish do, too. So we eat it as well. Do you fancy plastic for dinner? What do you think plastic and the toxins that come with it do to our health and wellbeing?
So why not take up the Plastic Challenge?
The Marine Conservation Society is running its Plastic Challenge this month. Right from the start, it admits that it’s practically impossible to get rid of every single bit of plastic – but it also points out that you CAN reduce your plastic footprint.
People all over the world are working to make a difference and reduce plastic waste on beaches which will end up or come from the sea. The more we can stop using plastic in any way to begin with, the better.
Finally, we can urge the UK government to BAN THE PLASTIC BAG completely. In 2002, the Bangladesh government did this, and Rwanda, China, Taiwan and Macedonia have all done it too. If they can do it, so can Britain!