Beat Plastic Pollution
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Human's impact the earth on a variety of ways and scales, however, plastic pollution is one of the biggest contributors to other flow-on problems. Such as death and vulnerability to marine life. Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year. It is also an alarming health factor to communities worldwide, especially third world countries that get dumped with our waste on their island, as a way of thinking "If we can't see the problem, the problem doesn't exist". This arrogance is why so many people are oblivious to the fact that plastic waste is taking over our oceans and landfills.
The layer of plastic spread around the world from the 1950s to now will form a noticeable line in the sedimentary rocks of the future.
A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and taking up to 500 years to decompose. So that means that a plastic bottle you buy today will be around even after your great great great grandchild.
This issue could easily be prevented, by purchasing a reusable bottle, paper plates and wooden cutlery.
Companies like Life Pack, BioPak & Leaf Ware are already great solutions for this predicament. Life Pack, in particular, are changing the way we see plates and dishware, by creating plantable paper plates. Use them, plant them in the dirt, water and a plant will grow.
By purchasing these eco-friendly products instead of the plastic alternatives, we will all be one step closer to ending this terminal global issue.
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