Starting off the year with some not so good news reporting... spotted this one over at gCaptain. Check that link for the
foul full picture
A Staggering Amount of Plastic is Floating in the World’s Oceans,
New Study Shows
Horrific, isn't it? I am sure that many of you would have heard about the garbage dump that is being created in our waters. This could be one of those things which can overwhelm our greater conscience and sometimes there can be the sense of 'what can I do about it?'
In our western society there are certainly attempts to make a difference - but there is sooooo much more to do. Scotland recently took the plunge and made it law that all plastic bags are chargeable, enforcing reuse. It has a long way to go in the recycling field though.
At a personal level, we can all endeavour to use less plastic. It's a challenge! Here, though, is the chance of a resolution for 2015. At the YAMster's, plastic is minimal anyway - but less can still happen. Making my own curd rather than buying cartons all the time...buying loose fruit and veg rather than the pre-packed stuff...simply being aware and making better choices. This does sometimes mean a little more expense, because for all sorts of reasons stuff in plastic tends to the more economic end of the purchasing chain.
So be it.
So be it.
I decided to look around for something else which carried the message forward (without getting overly depressing!) and, as so often happens, found just the thing. It is three years old now, but still a good little talk. In some respects the idea is not a new one at all, of course; however the important thing is the emphasis on personal responsibility and conscious action. (Note especially, of mention of the Big M...)