1 month of no food consumption that has been in a packet - starting today!
Something popped into my mind the other day, how many take away coffee cups have I used, and how many have I thrown away? How does this effect the environment and our oceans?
More than 500billion cups are manufactured globally every year that are lined with polyethylene (makes them non recyclable).
I was scrolling through social media and I came across a whale shark that had washed up on the shores due to rubbish, plastic and pollution in the sea. Its always been a a major dream of mine to swim with them! I cant believe that I could have some sort of contribution to this and how can I expect to swim with them when we are slowly killing them.
Not only do they effect the oceans, they effect our health - with major studies on plastic, manufacturing and leaking toxins from synthetic packaging (references below).
So…as a passionate advocate for health and the ocean. I am giving up/avoiding, not eating or consuming anything that has been in a packet and is non-recyclable. To help me on my way, I thought I would start with my coffee cups, and thanks to 'frank green', I will start with never having to use another plastic coffee cup again!
Every purchase from 'frank green' goes towards Earthwatch, an environmental research company.
My goal is to save over 600 paper cups from land fill with the help of 'frank green'!
Tell me how you do it? Or what should I do next?
Onward and upward
- healthier foods
- less exposure to chemicals
- less waste
- more fruit and veggies!
- 600 less cups on land fill each year if I used my cup
- supporting local industries
- and probably more if you can think of them
Happy environmental day should be everyday!
Here are a couple of studies on packaging toxins and waste to the seas.
Our food: Packaging and Health
Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging
175 chemicals in food packaging
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