It Is Up To You And Me
Every day, in every season when I walk or drive along the shores of Lake Simcoe in my small town I feel really blessed to live here and to enjoy the beauty of my lake. It saddens me that the water in our lake is threatened by huge amounts of plastic debris.
10,000 tonnes of plastic end up in the Great Lakes each year, and Lake Simcoe is a part of the Great Lakes chain, carrying that plastic into the ocean through the St. Lawrence River.
Plastic water bottles and caps, food wrappers, cigarette buts, plastic bags plastic straws contribute to the
8 - 11 million tons of plastic pollution that enters the oceans every year. They slowly break down into microplastics which are smaller than 5 millimeters and can be harmful to fish, birds, turtles and other wildlife.
The water that gives us life needs us to act now.
If everyone takes small steps to eliminate single-use plastic, we can make a difference. We can switch from plastic to metal or glass. One person's positive actions may seem like a drop in the ocean. But when you combine the individual efforts of thousands of people, it adds up to millions of opportunities to reduce and prevent plastic pollution.
Do not use plastic straws - choose stainless steel, glass, bamboo or paper; take reusable shopping bags to the store, use the stainless steel or glass water bottles, bring your own thermos to the coffee shop, choose paper over plastic bags, choose glass jars and containers to store food.
When we protect our bodies of water, we protect our own bodies. What can you do? Do not live a "plastic" life. Start small, but start...
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