I hope you’re all well.
I wanted to blog about something this afternoon that I feel is very important and as humans we need to act fast and do our bit to make a change.
Last few days I’ve been facinated by the blue planet series it’s all about different species in there natural habitats.
It’s been brilliant so far and actually very knowledgeable.
But this afternoons episode was all about plastics in the ocean and how it affects our marine life.
We as humans are very closed off to the effects of something so useful as plastic can become so harmful to other lifeforms.
Something as small as a plastic bottle in a big ocean doesn’t seem so wrong does it.
Well infact it’s very harmful.
Even if you live hundreds of miles from the coast, the plastic you throw away could make its way into the sea. Once in the ocean, plastic decomposes very slowly, breaking down in to tiny pieces known as micro plastics that can be incredibly damaging to sea life.
My friend Yvonne made a very good point at work the other day that plastic doesn’t just affect fish but it affects the whole food chain that is very true.
I live by the beach and to me is my little piece of savior in the northwest of England.
I absolutely love the beach even though I’m a little scared of deep water I still love the beach.
Everytime I go with my girls I make sure that every bit of rubbish is disposed of properly.
The amount of rubbish humans leave on the beach is disgusting and so harmful.
It’s not just the beach it’s the rivers and streams and lakes that are also at harm from plastic and most forms of water based channels lead back to the ocean.
But what angers me is that people don’t think and they leave rubbish everywhere and when the tide comes in l that rubbish is washed out at sea.
We need to all at least try to do our bit to help.
There is a very good team of locals that volunteer to clean up our local beaches which I think it’s an amazing thing to do to help our environment.
So how can we….
Here are few steps on how to do your bit…
3. Use reusable coffee cups
This creative sculpture on a beach in India, with a sign saying ‘Goby loves plastic, please feed him!’, has now been replicated in Bali to.
I think if we could all do our bit we will start to see a change it maybe only small but it’s a small step to helping it’s better to make positive changes than to make the situation worse.
So I will be doing my bit to help the environment I hope
You will also look into changing a few simple steps to help our environment.
I have posted a few links below for more information on saving our oceans and to stop using plastics.
Love to you all
Stacie 🐚 💋 💄 ❤️
#savetheocean #nomoreplastic #sealife