Alcohol is medicinal in small doses, many drugs are medicinal in tiny doses, Pizza can be health food if eaten sparingly and made with loads of vegetables instead of mounds of cheese…. but the minute you go overboard, they all turn deadly. We have done the same thing with plastic, making it ubiquitous. We use it so much that our oceans are filled with it besides Mother Earth. The fish have it in their gut and we eat that fish!!
Question for you – How much plastic do we eat?
Answer – We eat a credit card a week :(.
Many weeks back I was clearing out shelves and found these small clips.
Guess what these are used for ? You see them on every shirt, T.Shirt, Pant or any dress that you buy from a retail store !! These clips are used to keep the folded shirt in place. Then the shirt is placed inside yet another plastic bag. If you are already using a bag to fold and keep the shirt safe, why use these clips? These are the unnecessary plastic items that we add to the mix that really serve no purpose.
I took a snapshot from the article above and the numbers are truly scary for the US, Lebanon and India –
All the plastic bottles of water, coke, pepsi, the grocery bags etc etc etc find their way into our bodies.
To be fair, the awareness has increased. There is a great movement happening across the world to carry your own bottle or cup or spoon. We also need to stop manufacturing these kinds of useless clips and other such useless plastic items. I am not a huge fan of the plastic recycling movement. I would prefer to reduce our plastic footprint, reduce production of bags, clips etc that aren’t really needed. We also need to get out of this use-and-throw mindset to reduce our overall consumption.