It is estimated that 19 billion pounds of plastic end up in the ocean every year, a figure that is only going to double by 2025 if things don’t change quickly. Clearly, plastic pollution is a crisis that requires immediate action at a global scale. It about time that Nations and corporations start taking the issue seriously. But as individuals, we also have a huge and important role to play!
Malaysia has cracked down on foreign recycling waste coming into the country.
This waste is imported from other countries that have a waste recycling system, but don’t have the facilities and/or financial means to properly recycle the waste they collect. They therefore send their waste overseas to countries with cheap labor cost, like Malaysia, to suposedly recycle their waste.
Endocrine disruptors are not easy to understand or explain. This has meant that the general public is mostly completely oblivious, or unconcerned, about the specifics surround them, and their consequences. However, they can have a huge impact on our health and the health of future generations, and should definitely not be ignored.
Fortunately, in Spain we can celebrate Pride. That’s why we have to keep going out onto the streets; against the threat of going backwards, for those who can not, for those who need a positive example, for those who came before us, for what remains to be fought for.
If you would have told me some years ago that I would be ditching shampoo altogether and end up washing my hair with water only, I would have probably laughed, and imagined myself desperately surviving in the middle of the jungle. Because, why else would I go through that?
But here I am, after a four month experiment to tell you that, spoiler alert, I’m a fan!