talking about the plastic islands floating in our oceans. And if that one wasn't eye opening enough, the one that hit me right between the eyes is, "The Human Element" by James Balog. It is profound struck me in my heart.
We need to be responsible for our earth. There are many philisophical reasons for doing so, but let's just talk about the nitty gritty. We only have one earth. We need to be responsible for future generations. We can't get much simpler than that.
It takes 1000 years for plastic to decompose.
Let that sink in for a minute....OK?
That means that every single piece of plastic that has EVER been produced is still in a landfill or the ocean. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
"But", you say, "I am only one person, what can I do?" Yes, even you are important in this mess. Start with the single use stuff like those cursed plastic shopping bags. There are so many alternatives! We make market bags from our repurposed feed bags (3). Other Etsy stores have market bags of all kinds. Be beautiful while you are shopping and help save our world.
Take a look, also into using beeswax wraps. They are reusable and again, beautiful! I have purchased from Etee, but there are other wraps that you can find, also on Etsy.
We just have to start.
These are just two ideas to start turning the tide.
We've made a mess, now we have to start cleaning it up. These are just two small ways to get started. You will start seeing changes around your home by being aware of not wanting to make trash. Yes, things are a little messier because you can't just walk over and throw something "away" (the subject of our next blog). You have to put things away so that you can use it again, and again, and again.....
Talk to you soon!