Exhausting our options?
Plastic or paper?
Small steps to giant leaps?
Is there a way forward then?
But there’s always a way. Recently, I was at a University Café and was upset to see they did not endorse customers using their own recyclable cups. After sending them a quick email they responded that this is something they are working on. This just took one email, and maybe a follow up later this week, the importance here is that this small conversation wasn’t undertaken by a group of engineers and scientists.
And that’s the take away from this; whilst the engineers and scientists in the big corporations are working on changing the way they produce the trillions of plastic bottles per year, we can be doing our bit, making these changes on a societal level. And that all points the world in the right direction – heading to the bakery to avoid plastic use, bringing your own coffee mug, you could even go towards using e-tickets. As I discovered this week, doing your bit can come in many weird and wonderful forms.
We only have one planet , let’s do our best to save it from the mess we’ve put it in.
So where is the future with plastics? We are really in the middle of some big changes, but for the masses a world without plastic is some years away. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do your bit, we can bring our own sandwiches to work, and recycle drinks bottles. Just remember that one coffee cup is one coffee cup, and if a million people act on just this, we have made enough of a difference to save another million coffee cups – the chain reaction begins. In time, we may find plastic is left behind in history, to rot on the landfill.