There is a famous scene in The Matrix where Morpheus offers Neo the Red Pill of truth or the Blue Pill to stay in the fantasy land.
When you begin to notice the “out of place” things that are wrong, you can never turn back. Litter is a great example. So many people ignore the rubbish dropped on the ground: notice the litter along your streets, in your towns, along the river banks or in the river, along the beach or in the sea. When you begin to notice, you will always notice it. You can choose to ignore it or you can pick it up and dispose of it as best as possible so it does not become a threat to our natural planet.
In 1997, Captain Charles Moore discovered a very large plastic island in the Pacific Ocean and warned societies about it. We ignored it, hoping the problem would disappear. It didn’t! It just grew into an in your face environmental disaster that still we are slow to respond.
- In 2008, I attended a green London and found out over 50% of London’s “recyclables” by boroughs were being shipped out to China to process. I didn’t re
- After the China ban in Jan 2018, the UK, USA, EU along with many other rich developed nations continued to export “recyclable” plastic & e-waste to other Asian nations like Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, etc to process. Many in the rich countries continue to be fooled that their waste management system is superior in processing their “recyclables”. The China ban and now more recently the Malaysian ban has exposed the flaw of relying solely on “recycling” as the solution to managing our waste from convenient disposables.
You can read this article here: https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/malaysia-bans-waste-imports-as-australia-battles-recycling-crisis-20181019-p50atm.html?fbclid=IwAR04IgY45wIHe9RxmN23Y2TtNXzAtdmjCDVfL0GnapGb8s6wy7KrUH2Ddik
- The truth about recycling plastic is, it is a linear progression towards the development of micro-plastic shedding materials such as nylon, polyester, and the other synthetic fabric.
- From the invisible oil spill (plastic ocean), millions of animals (mainly marine life and birds) a year are dying from plastic ingestion.
And as we continue to ignore the environmental disaster, unsurprisingly we at the top of the food chain have micro-plastic in us.
To read more about this see here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/10/news-plastics-microplastics-human-feces/?user.testname=none&fbclid=IwAR2qbYTOGFLhPjg9nZfuDv_QeqF6DT3FcxgIWcsAhX4h8mt2bbRHltuQrIQ
The experts claim that this will affect our autoimmune systems and aid the transmission of toxins and harmful bugs or viruses. Whales and dolphins have been dying from plastic ingestion.
Finally advocates (presumably plastic manufacturers) have been saying this is a distraction from climate change. It should be noted that photo-degradation of plastic, particularly single-use plastic is contributing to the global warming / climate change
It is interesting that we can immediately respond to the “Y2K” potential disaster or a visible oil spill. But the plastic environmental disaster???
So which pill will you continue to take? The red pill or the blue pill. We are all stewards for this world.
Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Numbers 35:33 “You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.”
The corporates and governments do need to take action, but we can also take action and be part of the solution. Refuse disposable / single use plastic and take on the plastic / zero waste challenge to reduce the disposable waste you produce. Here are some tips to what you can do: https://tyrelady.wordpress.com/support-the-challenges/