If you are having these thoughts, you have made the first step – you are aware that something needs to be done.
Recycling plastic is fantastic, but we are producing and using more than our planet can handle. The way forward is to use less plastic in our life, and stop being a single use plastic society.
I'm sure you already know about the Great Garbage Patch, but here are a few more frightening facts for you that are closer to home:
- January 2019, a global study revealed that 100% of sea turtles tested were found with plastics in their stomach.
- November 2018, a dead sperm whale washed onto a beach in Indonesia filled with 1,000 pieces of plastic in its gut.
- October 2018 - a study on human stools found nine different types of plastic in every sample tested. Studies are now being done to find out the impact this has on human health. You read that correctly – humans are eating plastic.
Scary isn’t it - but it’s not too late. Large companies all around the world are taking steps to reduce their single use plastic so you are not alone, and if we all do our bit, we can #beatplasticpollution.
If you don’t know where to start, we will break it down for you. Our aim is give simple ideas for you to switch every day products that will be the most effective. These suggestions are very important for when you travel, because not all overseas countries have effective recycling/waste management systems.
Feet Do Travel share tips for living and travelling with less plastic.