Why reusable nappies are better for our planet, by a Marine Conservationist.
Marine Conservationist Georgie Whittome shares some of her learnings & why reusable nappies are better for our planet. In her own words:
Over the past few months I've been posting lots of pictures of beautiful corals, abundant marine life & a very rosy picture overall.
Looking at my instagram it would be easy to not comprehend the impact we're having on these ecosystems.
With that in mind, I wanted to share some things I've learned from conservation presentations I've attended in the past week.
Marine Debris - We all know plastic is a major problem but did you know that 80% of the 8 billion tonnes of plastic that end up each year come from towns and cities?
I find this unfathomable that we can let this happen and go about our daily lives as usual.
So, how we treat our rubbish even if we live miles away from the ocean is critical.
Nothing we manufacture ever leaves this planet, it just breaks down into micro-plastics.
Literally every single plastic thing you say no to makes a difference.
Switching to reusable nappies is a simple thing that has great impact. Refusing to use disposable products is the best way to ensure we're not exasperating the already huge pollution problem.
We don't want those gorgeous babies to spend their lives dealing with the fallout of our actions.
The more I'm learning & seeing as I travel more, the more I'm questioning myself. Once you've been educated about something it gets much harder to ignore.
Like everyone, I'm on a path of trying to find how I can do more - For the climate crisis & society.
If you're interested in finding out more about the effects on our oceans, I really recommend watching this documentary, Chasing Coral.
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