Ocean plastic is one of the reasons Soseas exists, the images of turtles with plastic straws in their nostrils and seabirds with stomachs full of plastic crystallised the need to reduce plastic waste and it’s impact on the oceans in our mind.
Reducing plastic consumption and waste in your life is not always easy but doesn’t always have to be hard, by making small changes to your everyday habits and life you’ll soon see these changes mounting up and your plastic consumption and waste production dropping drastically.
We posed some questions to Patricia to get her valuable insight on all things zero-waste.
Check out the interview below:
Clearly then composting is the way to go, but don’t be mistaken in thinking you can just chuck all your organic waste in a pile or bin and your job is done. The microorganisms involved in composting are fussy and require a bit of love and care if they are to do their job and produce that awesome compost!
Many of us are now on lockdown which often means a lot of spare time, many people are adopting new hobbies or revisiting old ones. There’s never been a better time to give some eco-diys a go, many everyday items and toiletries can be made zero-waste at home from a few simple ingredients.
Let me start this post by stating recycling isn’t the solution to the problem of our overconsumption and subsequent waste issue, that’s not to say it doesn't still serve a purpose. All the waste we generate needs to go somewhere and sending it to landfill is far from the ideal solution, for rubbish that cant be reused or repaired recycling is far and above the best option out there.
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting in the world, maybe not the second as often touted but pretty polluting none-the-less. Really though, why should we care more about fashion production than any of the other polluting industries?