Plastic pollution is the second greatest threat to the environment after climate change. It kills wildlife and travels up the food chain to us. In a year’s time, we will be asked to stop using single use plastic. Those that are not already single use plastic free, have one year to learn new habits. Let us share our solutions, starting with grocery bags.
Some people have thin nylon, cotton or net bags that fit into their purses or pockets. Some bring bags of bags and one friend brings her groceries to her car and loads a cardboard box. Of course, we will also have to add the habit of washing our bags, but we will figure it out.
This is just for starters. We also have to brain storm about how we will do without plastic straws, take out cups, produce bags and all sorts of plastic containers. Let’s share our creative solutions.
Joan Payne, Sechelt