8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year….
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So…you wondering what this thread is about? I thought I would use it for some light, yet disturbing facts. Please no nasty comments, this is just for some awareness and change of usual reading.
I though we could post a fact/statistic (yes more environmental) and a solution. Or just ignore this if your note interested. Please be kind : )
Have an answer?
They won’t eat cheese day after or yogurt expired 3 days before
They buy too much food and can’t believe how much they waste
Im not sure, but i assume this would also apply to disposable nappies!
Rich western countries are now siphoning up the planet’s resources and destroying its ecosystems at an unprecedented rate. We want to build highways across the Serengeti to get more rare earth minerals for our cellphones. We grab all the fish from the sea, wreck the coral reefs and put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We have triggered a major extinction event [...] A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect. This could be supported for many millennia and sustain many more human lives in the long term compared with our current uncontrolled growth and prospect of sudden collapse [...] If everyone consumed resources at the US level – which is what the world aspires to – you will need another four or five Earths. We are wrecking our planet’s life support systems.
Today, large-scale food production accounts for as much as 25 percent of the greenhouse emissions. So how do you eat sustainably? Choosing food from farmers that aim to conserve the natural resources and have as little impact on the land as possible. But even buying as much as you can from local farmers makes a different. Eating more whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts, and less red meats and processed foods does too. Grow your own fruits and vegetables. You can grow a garden!
What You Can Do;
-PRIORITISE WHERE TO SHOP. …Google ‘Ethical Shopping Pyramid’
Every dollar you spend is a vote for the type of food system and world you’d like to be a part of
-INSTIGATE HOUSEHOLD MEAT-FREE DAYS. ...
-BUY LOCAL, SEASONAL, ORGANIC PRODUCE. ...
-REDUCE FOOD WASTE AND BUY A COMPOST BIN. ...
-SOURCE ETHICALLY RAISED AND SUSTAINABLE MEAT AND SEAFOOD. ...
-GROW YOUR OWN FOOD. ...
-EAT WHOLEFOODS, NOT PROCESSED FOODS. ...
-AVOID PACKAGING – ESPECIALLY NON-RECYCLABLE PLASTICS
-REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, REPURPOSE, RECYCLE
And do you want to know the best bit? Most wholefoods can be bought completely packaging free
Going meatless just one day a week can save you money and help the earth. About 24 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are from agriculture or the cultivation of crops and livestock, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
2 from China
1 from Indonesia
2 from Africa.
In Indonesia they sell single use packet sachets of almost all household necessities like washing powder, powdered soap, dishwash liquid etc. All because people cant afford the larger packets apparently - but I would have thought taking your own containers to get refilled would be an option, apparently not one that is utilised. And they have no organised rubbish collections.
"SeRiAL KiLLeRs aRe EviL" - agreed, but think of the bright side, fewer people driving cars, clearing trees, dumping plastic, and fucking the environment.
"BoYcOtT NutTeLLa tHeY UsE PaLm OiL" - so do most companies. At least Nutella uses sustainably sourced palm oil.
"Go VeGaN iTs GoOd fOr ThE pLaNeT" - except for how many trees are cleared to grow the vegan produce, and how much fresh water is used in the process.
To he honest, this may not sound lighthearted like OP intended the post to be, but I hope it at least makes people stop and reconsider some of their perspectives.
― Cree Indian Prophecy