Imagine that this photo below is just one section of a river bank in Kenya after the recent rains and floods have washed the waste from roads and settlements into the river. It then washes up and covers the banks. (Well the floating stuff does, the rest just carries on into the worlds oceans to choke fish, turtles and the likes).
|Plastics washed up on a river bank in Kenya's Maasai Mara National reserve.|
Imagine that in 2015 a study estimated that around EIGHT MILLION METRIC TONS of our plastic waste entered the oceans.
How many plastic mineral water bottles do you think you have opened, used and 'trashed' this year alone?
|The Sands at Nomads receiving a water delivery.|
A Guardian article written mid 2017 suggested that 'Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments'. (A million plastic bottles are purchased every minute)
There are alternatives out there for people who are able to and want to lower their impact on the environment. Buying refillable 20L bottles, buying refillable glass bottles, using a personal water bottle which you refill and carry with you.
Be aware of how much plastic waste you are producing. REQUEST FOR NO PLASTIC DRINKING STRAWS IN YOUR DRINKS.
Small decisions go a long way.