Water is an amazing compound, chemically. Scientists believe that most of it is alien and has been brought over by comets and meteors colliding with earth over millions of years. Around two-thirds of the earth is covered with water. It is an important pre-cursor to life on earth and the very reason we exist. Therefore, it is our responsibility to conserve water for the future generations.
However, we are doing the exact opposite by polluting our oceans, rivers and lakes with garbage. Of which plastic is the main culprit. Did you know that it take around 100 years or so for plastics to decompose? Till then it floats around in our water bodies like the garbage patches. Garbage patches are large areas of the ocean where litter, fishing gear, and other debris – known as marine debris – collects. They are formed by rotating ocean currents called “gyres.” You can think of them as big whirlpools that pull objects in. There are five major garbage patches with the largest being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (more than a million sq. km in area) in the central North Pacific Ocean. These garbage patches consist primarily of plastic debris that is more than 50 years old.
Carrying your own non-plastic reusable sippers and water bottles refilling on-the-go. Or using bamboo straws thus discouraging the use of single use plastic straws. Such small acts can only magnify building awareness and will go a long way in reducing plastic garbage.
By buying such non-plastic and eco-friendly products from Rustik Store or from any other place you are taking one step forward and in your own small way reducing non-biodegradable waste on our planet’s water bodies.
So next time you are traveling with it within the city or to any other place, remember that you are making a difference.
Happy travels! 🙂