We see it everywhere.
From plastic cups, straws and food wrappers littering the floor after a night out in the town, to city streets and national parks full of rubbish blowing in the wind and having almost as much plastic than fish in our oceans. But the worst? The worst is yet to come if we – human beings refuse to start taking responsibility.
It is a chain reaction, think of the butterfly effect in which a small change can result in significant differences at a later stage. Every action has got consequences, and it doesn’t affect only us, or the people around us, it changes a whole spectrum of other life.
Since Carl started doing his scuba diving last year and we became part of the Marine Conservation Society – I was also blind and didn’t see that my Friday McDonald’s Fanta cup, especially the lid and the straw can end up on the bottom of a baby whale tummy.
Did you know?
It takes five years for a plastic bottle thrown away in California to travel all the way to Japan and back again. Unless it gets swallowed by another marine animal.
I know it is not easy, especially when big companies and supermarkets feed you with plastic packaging and bags, but every little can help to protect our land, oceans and all the gorgeous creatures that call this fantastic world home.
Remember, WE NEED THE OCEANS, the oceans don’t need us!