Don’t wait until Earth Day – Save our planet now

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Don’t wait until Earth Day, save our home now!

In a world that fills itself with trash, plants and lets nature die, our earth is dying. Our Mother Earth is dying.

Contamination is expanding and we are not doing enough to fight back. Reducing the amount of trash we make will benefit the earth by tons. There are an estimated 269,000 tons of plastic trash at sea, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 2013 study.

Don’t wait until Earth Day, save our home now!

In a world that fills itself with trash, plants and lets nature die, our earth is dying. Our Mother Earth is dying.

Contamination is expanding and we are not doing enough to fight back. Reducing the amount of trash we make will benefit the earth by tons. There are an estimated 269,000 tons of plastic trash at sea, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 2013 study.

Not everyone is willing to change to a zero-waste lifestyle. Reducing plastic waste is something we can all do. 

If you make it a lifestyle, it will be an easier transition. Find your unique way to reduce waste and help save the earth.

For example, carrying a refillable water bottle so there is no need to purchase plastic cups, lids and straws. Straws are terrible for the creatures of the ocean. There are plenty of videos of turtles with straws stuck to their nose. Ingesting them is another issue.

The farmer’s market is not only healthy for yourself and the economy of your locals, but will help reduce package waste. A small change I have made was to buy glass bottles for shampoo and body wash. I put an ending to the re-purchasing of plastic at the grocery stores. 

The state of California passed a law to charge for plastic bags. This was in order to reduce the amount of trash we were creating. Even though citizens complain at stores when forgetting to bring their own bags, they are doing something to help. 

Many of us are on a budget and plastic is cheap. But, in the long run, plastic is more expensive in its final cost to our planet. It is polluting our immense ocean. Purifying such toxic waters would be tremendously expensive.

We take for granted our Mother Earth. It is our home, and we are trashing it.

Waiting until Earth Day to do something to protect our earth is no longer allowed. Earth needs us now. Why not help save it as soon as we can?