[ E A R T H D A Y ] Happy Earth Day 2018 everybody. We have but one beautiful planet lets all rise up today and celebrate her in all her glory and take action to protect her. This years Earth Day is bringing into focus plastic pollution a cause close to my heart. My recent trip to Thailand last week had me on a daily basis pulling 2 to 3 full rubbish bins of plastic from the ocean 😥
Many of us use or encounter plastic every single day, even if we don't realize it. There's single-use plastics, such as bags, bottles, plates, utensils and straws. But there are also plastics in our electronics, cars, clothes and paint
Plastic is made to last forever -- it cannot biodegrade. Disposed plastic materials can remain in the environment for up to 2,000 years and longer
So how can I help I hear you ask? Here are some suggestions from the Earth Day Network on how to reduce your plastic footprint:
Every time you consider buying a disposable plastic item, ask yourself: Do I absolutely need this? Can I use something else that I already have? Could I buy something that I can use long-term instead?
Properly dispose plastic products and be careful not to toss plastic products near waterways, beaches or in open spaces.
Pick up plastic trash whenever you see it, especially in ponds, streams, rivers and on beaches.
Don't buy products containing microbeads, which are plastic particles commonly found in exfoliating body washes and facial scrubs. Instead, purchase products that have natural exfoliates.
When possible, purchase clothing and other items made of natural fibers when possible.
I hope everyone has a most beautiful day, get out in nature today and lets celebrate all that is beautiful, giving and nurturing about our goddess Mother Earth 🕉🙏✌ love Melanie
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