Plastic Pollution : Litterbugs beware!
Graphic images, harsh but absolutely necessary.
With the restraints of the lockdown, nature and her creatures have had somewhat of a reprieve. We’ve celebrated it, blogged about it and marveled at it.
Sadly, with the easing of the lockdown (South Africa slides into Level 2 soon) and the resumption of leisure activities, it has become apparent that people have become careless and reverted to their habits of old. Rubbish has found itself on the beaches and in the harbour again.
The result? The impact of the environment and those creatures who like us, have every right to be here.
One sort of toxic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects and particles.
Ghost gear is the name given to fishing equipment which has been abandoned or lost in the sea. Nets and other man-made equipment entangle and kill sea animals.
To help protect and sustain the seas, join the community to help clear the oceans of ghost gear.
It is estimated that on annual basis, 640 tons of fishing gear are lost or abandoned in the ocean which impact millions of marine life.
Passionate about our Earth, then join the journey in creating Healthy Seas by :
– Partnering up
Ways to reduce plastic pollution :
1. Wean yourself off disposable plastics.
2. Stop buying water.
3. Boycott microbeads.
4. Cook more, no take aways.
5. Purchase items secondhand.
7. Support a bag tax or ban.
8. Buy in bulk.
9. Bring your own garment bag to the dry cleaner.
10. Put pressure on manufacturers.
Read the detailed original article here on : https://www.nrdc.org/stories/10-ways-reduce-plastic-pollution
Bought coffee and want to get rid of the cup mindfully? Umhlanga resident Duncan Heafield, owner of our Umhlanga’s Bellézar Beach Café collected take away cups and re-purposed them as seedling trays for vegetables to be donated to farmers. Duncan Heafield did even better, he committed to purchasing fresh, organic produce back from those farmers, thereby supporting locals during the pandemic.