FIGHTING PLASTIC POLLUTION
It’s an alarming fact that if human beings continue to pollute at current levels, by 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. Time for action! Apple has achieved its goal of operating entirely on renewable energy and Starbucks’ Nextgen Cup Challenge offers US$10 million (about R120,5 million) to the person or group who can develop a compostable coffee cup. There’s also a new pastime called “plogging” (a combination of “picking” and “jogging”) that’s taking off in Sweden. It encourages people to pick up litter while they’re out running. How will you make a difference in the fight to protect our planet?