Plastic in the Oceans
When one thinks of the sea, pristine beaches and
golden sand are conjured-up in the imagination. The reality is very
different. Today's beaches are covered in plastic bottles, diapers
and other trash.
This was my view on a recent visit to the beach.
to infinite and beyond with plastic
Besides looking awful, the impact on the environment is
The tragedy is that this waste is completely unnecessary. Do we
really need to buy bottled drinks? Besides reducing waste, most
carbonated drinks are
not healthy. Moreover, using refillable, reusable bottles is
We can easily reduce the amount of plastic consumed by
not using disposable bottles, disposable silverware and disposable cups.
We can gently remind waiters in restaurants and bars that we do not
need plastic straws in our drinks.
I usually carry my own cups, bottles and silverware.
If we do use disposable products, we should ensure they are
recyclable and use the recycling bins that are provided. Recycling
bins should only contain the rubbish they are meant to recycle. There are
plenty of recycling bins on campus
recycling on campus. This is an example of one: