2019 needs to be the year of change for our planet!
On the go lifestyles have meant that we need disposable products, which in turn has led to plastic pollution causing air, water and land pollution which is destroying our planet.
A few examples of what air, water and land pollution can do: We are killing plant life which in turn poses dangers to animals. Burning plastic releases toxic fumes into the air and 100,000 marine mammals are killed each year…all of this because of plastic!
A few small items that we can change in our day to day life that we can all make to help…
Make up wipes – Make up wipes can take 100 years to break down in a landfill and cause a lot of land pollution so wash your face instead.
Plastic bags – ditch them and get reusable ones! 500 billion plastic bags are used each year so imagine how much of a difference this could make.
Plastic bottles – get refillable bottles! 90% of bottled water is found to contain plastic particles.
Worryingly global plastic production is projected to nearly double over the next 10 – 15 years. Everyone needs to do their part and TRIB3 is doing theirs! As most of you have seen we have got rid of our plastic cups and now use paper cups (but very sturdy – do not worry!) and paper straws. We are getting rid of single use plastic from all of ours clubs to help make a difference.