Everyone of us purchase food from our local supermarket, during school lunch, beverages and snacks from vending machines, fast food, drive in food on the run, packing lunches for our kids and bottled water. Anything happen to do with food preparation uses non biodegradeable material PLASTIC.
The result here our oceans, rivers and lakes, parks neighborhood is be flooded with plastic. The ocean will have more plastic waste than all the fish, lobsters, crabs, clams, whales, dolphins, sharks squid shrimp, otters...….etc Plastic has been found however microscopic, are in all living things.
Birds ingest plastic so much, the sea gulls that when plastic is ingested, they feel full but the truth is nothing is being digested nor is any nutrition and they die of starvation.
Yes, states and local governments are taking action. Banning straws, its a small first step and some municipalities are banning plastic bags and we see an increase in the purchase of reuseable bags.
There are many organizations that are stepping up the challenge of doing their very best to rid of the plastic that we share with our wildlife but the more they act, we have to try our best by recycling, Purchase items that can be recycled. It takes effort and we should always remind those people that organizations are doing the best, so we need to do our best to minimize what we buy.
By Chef Woo Can