Timely, prac­ti­cal ad­vice

go! Platteland - - CHITCHAT - Benita de Ro­bil­lard, JO­HAN­NES­BURG

The ar­ti­cle “Trash Must Fall” in Plat­te­land #9 was so timely for me. I had just seen the widely cir­cu­lat­ing video that shows how marine bi­ol­o­gists had to re­move a plas­tic straw from a marine tur­tle’s nose.

Colleen Black’s guide to chang­ing our con­sump­tion prac­tices, in­clud­ing re­fus­ing sin­gle-use plas­tic straws, is prac­ti­cal and I have al­ready man­aged to ef­fect some of her sug­ges­tions quite pain­lessly in a mat­ter of weeks. I hope to see more ar­ti­cles about zero waste and sus­tain­able prac­tices that those of us who live in ur­ban cen­tres can also adopt.

The piece about An­nemarie Viviers’s move to Pringle Bay was also fas­ci­nat­ing. Thank you, Benita! Check out the news snip­pet on page 11 – Colleen will be sell­ing stain­less-steel straws and Abeego re­us­able food wraps soon. – Eds.

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