Today (5th June) is World Environment Day. Plastic has been a big topic lately and rightly so. Over the weekend, I was horrified to see that a whale died after swallowing 80 plastic bags. This made it impossible for the poor whale to eat. With plastic being such a high-profile issue, I wasn’t surprised to find out that this year’s World Environment Day topic is plastic pollution. This post is a blogger’s tag, in which I discuss ways that I’ve helped to tackle plastic pollution (which was actually one of my New Year’s Resolutions!) Thanks to Mummy’s Diary for tagging me.
Okay, here goes!
How To Play
The major issue of plastic pollution has been gaining much awareness lately, thanks to the numerous documentaries and high profile campaigns. As we wake up to the level of destruction to our planet caused by single-use plastics, people are increasingly switching to reusables. Hooray! Join us in tis glorious global game of tag by sharing photos of your reusables to help #beatplasticpollution. Lets play!
All games have rules. These ones are very simple…
- Take a photo of between 1-3 reusable items that you personally have switched to, in order to help tackle plastic pollution.
- Caption your photo with a short message to raise awareness.
- Also include your top tip for beating plastic pollution.
- Share your photo and caption, along with your top tip, tagging at least three other people.
- Please also link back to me in your blog post and tag me on social media, thank you!
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That’s it, just 5 easy steps!
Oh, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #BeatPlasticPollution and #WorldEnvironmentDay in your posts too!
I’ve replaced clingfilm with Abeego beeswax food wraps and use a Klean Kanteen stainless steel bottle instead of buying bottles of water from the shop. Klean Kanteen are an amazing company that focus on sustainability and helping the planet. Nappies contain plastic and take hundreds of years to biodegrade. As such, we use cloth nappies as much as possible. They are not like the terry towels of yester-year (unless you want them to be!) like most people expect. They’ve come a long way and come in all sorts of brilliant designs, both structurally and visually. Of course, there’s more washing to done, but studies suggest the environmental impact is less than that of using disposables. Oh, and it’s cheaper too!
My Top Tip
Wherever there is single plastic in your life, challenge yourself to think of a way of doing it plastic free.
Tag You’re It!
I’m tagging the following lovely bloggers to take part…
Anyone who would like to! 🙂