“Plastic, plastic, plastic – Is that all you ever talk about?” a friend recently asked me. Well no I like to talk about other things, like my love of music, Jesus and volunteering. However I have to ask, what’s the point of changing topics if you don’t ‘get it’ when it comes to plastics?
I thought I had made a good point, I mean how many crusades can one person take on at one single time? If you and I went around solely participating in the process of evangelizing on the problems with life and the world around us, how quickly would we burn out. I think the answer is obvious – it would take some days, others a few weeks, but eventually it would happen!
In today’s world plastic is everywhere. Go out to eat, plastic. Eat in, plastic. Shopping, driving, worship, vacations, airline flights, school lunches, household chores the list goes on. PLASTIC IS EVERYWHERE. Here’s a video on bottles…
Wow, that’s a bit overwhelming. So what can you do? The answer isn’t easy, and quite honestly sometimes it’s difficult and can offend others. Yesterday, for example. My brother-in-law stopped at McDonald’s for water. Choice one – a plastic bottle and plastic lid filled with water, shipped and transported into Colorado. Option two – paper cup with Plastic lid and plastic straw. I was thirsty but opted out because option two wasn’t really provided to me, it was here’s a plastic bottle of water. Not perfect, but there was a delicious cup of water from the tap waiting for me when out got home, only problem… I’m drinking out of a plastic cup.
Today, I will continue to take plastic out of the trash and put it in the recycling containers, speak awareness and live simple changes that will reduce my imprint on our planet. What steps are you taking to ‘cut the plastic’ from your life?