There is no more neutrality in the world. You either have to be part of the solution, or you're going to be part of the problem- Eldridge Cleaver
Born in Berlin, but grown up on the country side of northern Germany, close to the baltic sea. I have always been a nature and animal friend and loved to be at the ocean and in the water since I was a kid. In the last few years I see more and more plastic pollution everywhere in the world. Traveling South East Asia for a few month made me realize how bad it actually is and made me think about our plastic habits.
Since July 2017 I am living plastic free and striving Zero Waste because that's what I can change. I can't change governments but I can change and control what I buy and consume.
1. Plastic is made to last but is single used
Plastic is not going away! Once produced, used and thrown away, it will exist forever or at least for a few hundred years. It will break down to micro plastic, polluting our water and soil, if it gets burned it will still exist in our air or in tiny dust particles.
2. Plastic is made of a non renewable resource
Plastic is made of mineral oil. We use this for our cars and heating and other products too. It's a non renewable resource. Once we sucked all the oil out of our planet, it's done!
3. Recycling is not the solution
A lot of our plastic trash is actually not getting recycled.
Most of our plastic trash got shipped to China in the past years to get recycled, but since the beginning of 2018 China is not taking our trash anymore. So what's happening now? It's piling up in our own country.
You want to be part of the problem or part of the solution?
We have to take care of our own trash, we must start to feel responsible for our own trash.
If there wouldn't be any city trash pick up, what would happen? Could you easily take care of your own trash? Or will you be drowning in your own trash?
Imagine how our streets would look like.
What about all the plastic trash getting washed onshore on our beaches and rivers. If nobody is picking it up it will get more and more...
So what is the easiest solution to the plastic garbage problem? Produce less waste! Refuse plastic wherever you can.
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