@Colonelbeer beach clean-up ecowarriors with #diveintoaction steward Nour Kanso "found a dead turtle on the beach with a piece of plastic wrapped around its head. This is a distressing indicator that marine wildlife are affected by our plastic waste in the ocean. And newsflash, plastics in the ocean can affect us too.
Among things you can do is firstly to REDUCE plastic consumption and opt for biodegradable products. Little things like saying no to straws, checking if body scrubs contain microplastics before buying, bring your own coffee cup and reusable water bottles, reduce soda/soft drink consumption (hey this is good for your body too), not using a coffee pod machine and buying biodegradable cling wrap (yes, they exist) can go a long way.
If you have plastic products, try your best to REUSE. Buying cosmetics from brands that encourage the reuse of their containers can make a difference. Find DIY videos for ideas on how to reuse your plastic containers. Try as best as possible to buy loose fruits and vegetables. Pressure the food sector and suppliers to rethink their food packaging.
The last resort is to RECYCLE. A common misconception is that recycling is the best solution for waste problems, but this isn't necessarily true. But if you must, check what your local council accept for recycling. Have your own designated bin at home and you'll find that the recycling bins fill up faster than organic waste bins. Imagine the amount of non-biodegradable waste you could divert from the landfills and the ocean!
Love planet Earth, save our ocean." @HayatIbrahim
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