Did I go for a walk, or did I save OUR earth? Both.
The above picture is the result of a 15-minute walk with my dog the other day near our home. We live quasi-country or as we like to say, “city-country.” We feel we have the best of both worlds by being just a little bit out but not too far away.
The fact that most of the bottles and cans that I picked up were beer containers…that is a conversation for another day.
But the volume of plastic that I shuffled home that day caused me to go, “Huh?!?!”
Fact is…the plastic bag that you receive in stores to carry home your purchases is used an average of 12 minutes, but it takes 1,000 years to decompose.
Fact is…about 500 million drinking straws are used daily in this country. They are a one-time use. They have a 200-year lifespan when you toss it out the window.
Fact is…91% of plastic isn’t recycled. Guess where it mostly ends up? OUR water.
I can save OUR earth everyday. I can say “NO” to a straw. Opt fora reusable cup or just drink from the open top.
I can save OUR earth everyday. I can say “NO” to a plastic bag. Carry your items or bring reusable bags to the store.
I can save OUR earth everyday. I can say “NO” to throwing my trash on the ground. Walk two more steps to the garbage or recycling container.
I can save OUR earth.
YOU can save OUR earth.