CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL : Plastic Pollution
On World Oceans Day, the main conservation focus is on plastic pollution prevention and cleaning the ocean of marine litter. An oceanlover, having lived in Goa and spending days in Bali in search of the perfect wave, I found myself ever so often swimming amongst plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic toys, Styrofoam cups etc and most of all straws !
Straws are a quiet part of everyday life, small and unnoticed as they may be they are a key part of a growing plastics problem that is choking our oceans and contributing to global warming.
Plastic straws are just one of many examples of over-consumption that we have become accustomed to in our daily lives. But with each person’s help, we can definitely change the course of plastic pollution. We may think that my one straw… doesn’t make a difference. But accumulated together with everyone else’s straws, it does. Choosing to not use a plastic straw is “a tangible thing anyone can do and incase you are in the business please make an effort by either stating “straws available upon request” on your menus, eliminate straws completely, or provide a biodegradable or reusable straws with that milkshake that cant go without the straw.
In our lifetime the ocean is projected to have more pieces of plastic than fish. I’m not asking you to do nothing. You just have to say no to the straw and in case you still can’t, maybe you should watch the a video showing a marine biologists removing a straw from a sea turtles’ nose as the creature bucks its head and winces in apparent pain, and if that doesn’t change your mind , I’m not sure what you’re doing on my page.
Ours is a small socially responsible business that firmly believes, Planet Earth’s future is going to be determined by mankind’s activity and at this very moment our own very existence is under threat due to our own disregard of our environment.
By : Simrita Singh