So I've been thinking and I do have one resolution for this year... to be even more mindful of the carbon footprint that I'm leaving behind, of the waste that I accumulate on a daily basis and to continue to refuse single-use items (unless it can be recycled or reclaimed). ♻️ The other night I fell into a black hole of researching about pollution, waste, plastic pollution, global distribution of oceanic micro-plastics and their ecological impacts. Did you know that up to 91% of the plastics we use isn't recycled? Most plastic is carried from land through our waterways and into the ocean. Or that, out of the five major ocean gyres of plastic, there's a massive "plastic garbage patch" floating out in the North Pacific (aka Great Pacific garbage patch)? 🚯 We recently had a keynote speaker at work, Dr. Eriksen, from @5gyres
and it had opened my eyes to so much. It made me sad, frustrated and feel emotions about the World as a whole that I never thought I could feel. It just makes me question why we, as Humans, would go about trashing the Earth as much as we do... we only have this one planet to call home (and the fact we're on the brink of WWIII doesn't help). Maybe if more people took the time to realize the bigger picture, we could reverse the damage already done - but I doubt that will happen. Corporations have their way and money talks. It's quite sad and upsetting. Anyways... from now on I'm going to try to be more mindful of the daily waste I accumulate, only use reusable containers and cups (and get a reusable straw), continue recycling what I can and try to raise more awareness, however I can and that may help.
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