Shopping frenzy to show our love?
Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace and togetherness. For many it’s a happy, joyous time of year. But it’s also a time when we drive around madly, feeling obliged to shop for everyone on our list. Each year we also use millions of plastic bags, throw out tonnes of packaging and food, and try to buy just about everything in sight.
Is this good for us? Our children? Are there better ways to show our love for each other and the world?
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“A study has detected microplastics in human excrement for the first time, raising larger questions about how the tiny particles can affect our health.” – EcoWatch | “We’re eating plastic without even realising it.” – Huffington Post | “We are eating our waste — mismanagement has come back to us on our dinner plates” – Chelsea Rochman.
More: Microplastics Detected in Human Stool Samples for First Time | Plastic Has Been Found In Human Poo For The First Time (Huffington Post) | More: Microplastics in human stool (news) | Microplastics health effects
What you can do: Easy ways to reduce your plastic waste | What can you do about plastic pollution? | How to reduce microplastics | Single use plastics | Poster
Top 5 plastic polluters: Nestlé, Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coca-Cola (Greenpeace | CBC)
The environment is not something “out there”. We become the chemicals we eat, we drink, we breath. There’s no separation. It’s time to stop single use plastics!