It’s a bit of a different post from me today but it’s something I’m pretty passionate about .
Did you know that it takes 200 years for a plastic straw to decompose. You heard correctly two – hundred years!
That quite shockingly over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Yep … one- hundred million!
In the UK only a third of plastic packaging used in consumer products is recycled each year, with almost two-thirds sent to landfill or incinerated
That’s a lot of big , worrying figures.
I sat and watched a programme just last week about plastic and the damage WE are inflicting on the planet .
My heart sank … and then broke a little .
I literally cried as I watched [ amongst other things ] pieces of plastic being flushed from a Shearwater Chicks belly. The chick was alive, the plastic doesn’t decompose it just sits in their stomachs leaving no room for food. Zapping their energy . Slowly killing them. That , that just wasn’t right. Over the last 50 years the shearwater chick population has declined by a staggering 30%
To think we are partly responsible for destroying our planet makes me both very angry and extremely sad .