5 PERSONAL CHALLENGES WE SHOULD ALL ASPIRE TO ACHIEVE
that the average person generates two kilograms of waste per day? This is nearly double that produced back in the 1960s.
Where does it all go? Most of the trash we generate ends up in landfills or in the oceans. This is then ingested by marine animals, and affects marine ecosystems. What we consume – and how we consume – has a direct impact on our planet. “Single use” disposable plastic includes a wide range of products, including all packaging and plastic bags – pretty much any type of wrapping on almost everything we consume or transport Instead, find yourself a nice stainless steel bottle and carry it everywhere
If you love drinking out of a straw, why not invest in a personal stainless steel or bamboo straw to to carry around with you instead? When you plan on swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving, be mindful of the type of sunscreen you use. The chemicals in most commercial sunscreens are very harmful to reefs and marine life. Some have an immediate impact on corals and marine ecosystems
As an adventurer, or “ecotourist”, every action matters. Next time you go snorkelling, don’t stand on the reef if you are tired – just let yourself float. If you are a smoker, make sure that you pocket your cigarette butts, or carry a small container to keep them in
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