Together We Can Make A Difference To Help Our Planet
Did you know that plastic is a substance that the earth cannot digest?
Did you know that every bit of plastic that has been created still exists?
Did you know that each year, 22 million pounds of plastic enter the Great Lakes (according to research by the Rochester Institute of Technology)?
What can we, as individuals, do about it?
There are many organizations across the world working on ways to eliminate plastic in our daily lives, specifically single-use plastics. Things like plastic straws, plastic water bottles, plastic bags and plastic cups are easy items to replace.
In order to make people aware of how plastic in our environment negatively affects our water supply and food chain, there are some great online resources (see below). One amazing resource is a movie, “A Plastic Ocean,” available on Netflix.
A campaign to help people see that they can reduce the amount of single-use plastics is “Plastic Free July” (https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/). People around the world are being challenged to give up plastics in July. Hopefully after you give something up or replace it with something more sustainable, it will carry over to the rest of the year.
We are asking you, our membership, to take this challenge and encourage others to as well. Go to the Plastic Free July site, and sign up to take the challenge. Or just pledge to yourself to give up something for the sake of our planet.
You can find ideas for giving up plastics at Green Living Science website or by clicking on the links below:
Replace plastic straws with reusable straws or go without.
Replace plastic bags with reusable bags or go without.
Replace bottled shampoo with a shampoo bar.
Replace bottled laundry detergents with zero waste laundry detergents.
Watch films to learn about reducing your plastic usage.
More resources about global plastic pollution.