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RE: A plastic world

in #eco3 years ago

The plastic island was the reason why I left greenpeace. I used to volunteer for them about 4 years ago when this issue popped out and we had a meeting to discuss whether or not open a campaign about this, but it was against they're policy to organize active actions, so... I don't know it the idea that even a big association with quite a lot of money can't do anything to fix this huge problem we created made me feel very bad.
It makes me still feel very bad :/
At the moment I'm living almost plastic free even if I can't always avoid it. It doesn't fix the problem, but it helps not to make the island grow bigger and bigger at least

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Respect to you for living almost plastic free and setting an example - very difficult in this day and age. We often give up on things like this, because we think that we can't make a difference, but we're all part of the market, and if enough people start to demand plastic-free goods, the market will provide.

Yes, if everyone would react we could easily reach a critical mass and change the situation.
I also understand that for someone it's easier and for other this would require a lot more effort, because in some enviroments is very hard to avoid certain habits and even to become conscious of the fact the they are dangerous, BUT this is a serious issue and we must do something to fix this.