Need any more proof?😳 . Did you know that plastic can take up to 1000 years to decompose? With plastic, there is no such thing as out of sight, out of mind. Additionally, 91% of plastic is NOT recycled. 🥤🥡🍬🛍 What can you do? . 🍬 Refuse single-use plastic: Refuse plastic bags, bottles, cups, cutlery, straws, plates, ... and invest in reusable alternatives. They save tons of waste and money, think of how many plastic bottles you don’t have to throw away when you have a reusable one. . 🍬 Shop plastic-free and in bulk: Shop loose produce without plastic packaging. Go to the farmer’s market or bulk stores and bring your own containers. Refuse to buy unnecessarily packaged foods. . 🍬 Repair & Recycle: Many things can be easily repaired or recycled and don’t always need to be disposed of immediately. Consider borrowing, renting, or buying vintage or second-hand when you need something.
Why would you ever leave trash on the beach?🚫 . Nowadays beaches are filled with trash. Beer cans, soda cans, candy wrappers, potato chip bags, plastic beach toys, plastic netting that the toys came in, plastic grocery bags, broken chairs, water bottles, clothing, flip-flops, spent fire works, busted floats, bottle caps, lids, broken sunglasses, broken canopy frame and a about a million cigarette butts. . ➿Plastic bags look like jellyfish and block the digestive tracks of sea turtles . ➿Fishing gear causes entanglements of marine mammals and can lead to injury and death . ➿Plastic containers wear down into sand-like particles and enter the food web . ➿Polystyrene leaches endocrine-disrupting chemicals which bioamplify up the food web . ➿Plastic sheeting from greenhouses has been found in the stomachs of dead whales . ➿Balloons released are mistaken for food by marine life . ➿Sea birds mistake plastic trash for food and feed them to their chicks . When you see a plastic bag on the ground or on the beach do you pick it up, or do you walk away? Is it someone else’s problem or is it yours? . ♻️Choose reusable alternatives to singe-use items such as bags and cups . ♻️Pick up the trash you see – the ocean is downhill from everything . ♻️Learn about the dangers of plastics in the oceans from the Plastic Pollution Coalition . ♻️Get inspired to reduce your waste and live well from the Zero Waste Home blog . ♻️Watch the documentary “No Impact Man” for a humorous look at living waste-free in a relationship . 📸 @plastinc.app . ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••⠀ 🌍 Follow us @we_saveplanetearth⠀ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••⠀ .⠀ #ballons#saveourturtles#govegan#zerowaste#zerowasteliving#stopplastic#plasticfree#savemarinelife#marinelifeconservation#plasticplanet#plastickills#zerowastelifestyle#zerowasteholidays#stopwaste#plasticpollution#saveoursharks#saveouroceans#saveourseas#beachcleanup#bethechange#nomoreplastic#protectourplanet#greenpeace#wesaveplanetearth