Changing the world requires affirmative actions in each individual and gradual changes to realize significant transformation. To that extent, I am familiar that plastic pollution poses one of the biggest threats to ocean health and marine life around the world. I am taking some measures to reduce the effect of plastics on our oceans and beaches as my action to change the world.
The first thing I am doing is reducing the use of single-use plastics. Irrespective of where a person lives, the most direct and simplest method one can begin is by decreasing his/her personal use of single-use plastics, including plastic bags, cups, bottles takeout containers, dry-cleaning bags, utensils, and any other plastic good that is used once and then thrown away. The best method I use to achieve this is; (1) declining any-single plastics that one does not require; (2) buying and always carrying reusable forms of these items, like reusable bottles, grocery bags, coffee cups, and utensils (Xanthos and Walker, 17). Further, I inform inform businesses that they should offer alternatives to customers.
I am alsodedicating myself to assist in removing plastic from the ocean and stopping them from reaching ocean waters in the first place by organizing and taking part in a cleanup of a local beach and water bodies. Indeed, this is one of the most straightforward and rewarding methods to battle ocean plastic pollution. Besides, a I have joined a cleanup initiative of a local organization and take part global events like the International Coastal Cleanup. By taking these measures, I ma changing the world by reducing plastic pollution in our oceans.
Xanthos, Dirk, and Tony R. Walker. “International policies to reduce plastic marine pollution from single-use plastics (plastic bags and microbeads): a review.” Marine pollution bulletin118.1-2 (2017): 17-26