Growing up at the beach and always in the water makes me appreciate and love the ocean but when I go down to the beach now I always find plastic and other rubbish laying around or floating in the water and it just breaks my heart. Marine animals mistake plastic for food, for example turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish, which causes them to suffer and can kill them..... Plastic pollution doesn't just hurt and kill marine species, When animals eat these plastic pieces, the toxins are absorbed into their body and passed up the food chain. As plastics break apart in the ocean, they also release potentially toxic chemicals which can enter the food chain...
When food is found contaminated with plastic it gets recalled so why are people so careless about throwing rubbish out and contaminating marine life’s food and the earth. I watch people throw rubbish out their car windows, cigarette butts thrown on the ground and rubbish just carelessly thrown on the ground, yet there is always a bin nearby. The amount of other people’s rubbish I pick up is crazy!
I have decided to try and cut as much plastic out of my life as possible starting with plastic bottles! I have a water filter jug for the fridge ($15 from Kmart) and my @hydroflask bottles which keep my water cold for hours! Take the step to save the ocean, the smallest actions can make such a difference, take those extra few steps to put your rubbish in a bin or take a bigger step and cut some sort of plastic out of your life... it’s not hard!
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