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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Positively World Environment Day

by Mauverneen

This year's theme is focusing on beating plastic pollution - "If you can't reuse it, refuse it!"

Plastic bags, water bottles and other containers fill a garbage can every two weeks in this house. I recycle but often wonder how effective that is. I bring my own canvas totes to the grocery store (I keep them in the car so I don't forget) and when given a choice - paper or plastic - I always request paper!

I am going to stop buying bottled water and get a large water cooler instead. There are all sorts; Small ones that fit on the counter and the big ones we're accustomed to seeing in offices. They may not be the prettiest addition to the d├ęcor but I think the view will still be better than seeing plastic bottles littering roadways, picnic grounds and creeks.

I think we all need to seriously consider refusing plastic - in one way or another. As someone recently said "There is no Planet B."

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