Less Waste Life: Crafting & Throwaway Plastics

The girls made Harry, Ron and Hermione with loo roll inners 😊So many craft kits and supplies are essentially disposable and so often made of plastic, I look at things now and I can’t quite comprehend how the little plastic bits they sometimes bring home from a group / party or the packaging for something I’ve bought takes so much to produce then could take over 1000 years to break down / become microplastics that contaminate our oceans (and they can be bought for less Β£1?!).

We can throw them away, but theres no real away, is there?I’ve just been reading the UN global assessment reportΒ  about the rapid decline of the earths natural life support systems and it is a sobering read, highlighting the need for drastic remedial action. While changes undoubtedly need to happen on a huge scale and with policymakers and governments, at an individual consumer level we can lobby to make our concerns and voices heard through groups like Extinction Rebellion and mirror the changes needed higher up by starting to take our own action in our homes and communities in beginning changing our consumption habits if we are privileged enough to be able to. I find it easy to become anxious and overwhelmed and feel like individually we obviously make no difference, but seeing so many people passionately speak up and begin doing what they can, and making small changes where we can too, gives me an inkling of hope for a tomorrow where we are kinder on the earth ❀🌍 L xThe girls made Harry, Ron and Hermione with loo roll inners 😊 So many craft kits and supplies are essentially disposable and so often made of plastic, I look at things now and I can’t quite comprehend how the little plastic bits they sometimes bring home from a group / party or the packaging for something I’ve bought takes so much to produce then could take over 1000 years to break down / become microplastics that contaminate our oceans (and they can be bought for less Β£1?!). We can throw them away, but theres no real away, is there? I’ve just been reading the UN global assessment report (link in comments) about the rapid decline of the earths natural life support systems and it is a sobering read, highlighting the need for drastic remedial action. While changes undoubtedly need to happen on a huge scale and with policymakers and governments, at an individual consumer level we can lobby to make our concerns and voices heard through groups like @extinctionrebellion and mirror the changes needed higher up by starting to take our own action in our homes and communities in beginning changing our consumption habits if we are priveleged enough to be able to. I find it easy to become anxious and overwhelmed and feel like individually we obviously make no difference, but seeing so many people passionately speak up and begin doing what they can, and making small changes where we can too, gives me an inkling of hope for a tomorrow where we are kinder on the earth ❀🌍 L x

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