We all know plastic pollution is a serious problem in the world but despite that, most of us are guilty for using it anyway. It’s an inescapable fact of life that, despite our best efforts, we’re going to use plastic one way or another.
Campaigner Daniel Webb of Margate, Kent in England wanted to illustrate an important point and so he did it by collecting each piece of plastic he used within one year. He later took photos of the garbage and shared it for the world to see.
Daniel Webb collected a year’s worth of plastic garbage to show just how much plastic we use in that time period.
According to Webb, he was able to collect a total of 4,490 individual plastic pieces. About 93% of the plastic he used were single-use packaging and around 2/3 were used for wrapping and consuming food.
He collected everything from coffee lids…
To candy wrappers…
To milk bottles…
To packs of chips…
… and everything else in between!
Webb worked with researcher Dr Julie Schneider on the said study and the conclusion they arrived to is just astounding.
As a Metro article sums it up for all of us:
“People in the UK throw away around 295 billion pieces of plastic every year, much of which is single-use and cannot be recycled. Some 70% is not currently recyclable, the report estimates. Based on national collection rates of recyclable material, only 10% of the plastic Daniel got through in a year would be recycled, with just 4% recycled at UK recycling facilities and the rest exported. The remaining plastic waste would be sent to landfill or burned. With Daniel’s plastic consumption close to average levels, the report says nationwide, the UK is likely to be throwing away 295 billion pieces of plastic every year.”
Here are the other photos of Daniel’s plastic waste:
According to Daniel:
“We can’t just rely on recycling to fix plastic pollution. Most importantly, we need to produce and use much less plastic. Our fast-moving disposable society means that we are using more single-use things than ever, so we need to rethink how we consume.”
Dr Schneider agreed and pointed out:
“Plastic bottles can be properly recycled, but what about the plastic film that wraps our vegetables, pasta and sweets? All the plastic packaging stamped with the ‘not currently recycled’ logo?
“It turns out that 70% of Daniel’s plastic waste is not currently recyclable. This is an issue that needs to be addressed urgently.”
We all need to act before its too late.
Meanwhile, Surfers Against Sewage chief executive for environmental chairty Hugo Tagholm added:
“The Everyday Plastic report not only exposes the sheer diversity and volume of single-use plastic we all have to navigate daily, but as alarmingly, the inadequacy of current recycling systems, which only return a paltry amount of material back to shop shelves.
“Reducing the use of pointless plastics is a priority – there is just too much plastic currently being made.”
In one of our previous articles, experts likewise agreed that single-use plastics are the environment’s real enemy.
Woman Shares Valuable Lesson She Learned From Her Mother: ‘It’s OK To Leave’
“Just in case no one ever told you (or you need a reminder): YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE.”
Most of us have dealt with uncomfortable situations on a regular basis. However, one woman wants you to know that you are allowed to leave at any time. It's a valuable lesson that she actually learned from her own mother.
Erynn Brook decided to share her story on Twitter. The young woman revealed that she had dealt with an uncomfortable situation when she was younger. Not surprisingly, her mother's insistence on making her comfortable has helped her throughout her life.
This young woman had an interesting lesson to share.
Author Presents Painful Analogy To Explain Women’s Rage Over Brett Kavanaugh
“Imagine all the older girls at school would make jokes about kicking you in the nuts.”
People still can't get over Judge Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed to the US Supreme Court. Interestingly, one author decided to present a painful analogy that would explain why women are opposed to Kavanaugh's new position. He made sure that the explanation would be understood by men from all walks of life.
A.R. Moxon is an author who wanted men to participate in an exercise of empathy. To do so, he used the act of being kicked in the nuts as a euphemism for women being assaulted. It's a painful analogy yet it may have sent his message across to thousands of men.
Moxon wanted men to understand women's rage in the most painful way possible.
Tourists Destroy Rare Pink Grass For Selfie
“No matter how pretty the pictures are, it will be embarrassing to post them now.”
It is evident that people enjoy taking selfies. Gone are the days when you need to wait for one week to see the results of your camera. Today, it only takes one tap, and you can share your amazing selfie to the world.
Selfies are more popular than ever, thanks to social media. Most of the time, selfies are harmless but there are instances when they can cause destruction. Just take these selfie-mad tourists in China, for example. They were so busy trying to take the best shot that they ended up destroying a field of rare pink grass.