Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Women lead the anti plasitc revolution!
There are many people out there who are concerned about the effects that plastic is having on the environment, people are saying. 'enough is enough.' Oh yes, plastic is an integral part of all of ours lives, and its withdrawal will be a long and slow process, but at least we can see a chink of light at the end of this very long tunnel!
I've been blogging about plastic for about a month or so, but, the more I research this subject, the more I am amazed and dumbfounded that we have used and discarded this material so lightly. The same was true of asbestos in the 50's and 60's, before its real dangers were revealed.
What I am finding is that most of the blogs and a lot of the campaigns around plastic, are being instigated by females. I imagine that this is down to the fact that on the whole, women have a more thoughtful and compassionate outlook on life. There are two women in particular, I must mention, who are doing amazing work by bringing to the attention of the public, the toxic effects of plastic, as well as waste in general. Rae with her husband, in Gloucestershire, runs the My Zero Waste site and blog. This is a place full of wonderful articles and practical tips that we can all follow to reduce our waste. On the other side of the Atlantic, Beth runs the Fake Plastic Fish blog and site. This woman seems to run on adrenalin! She's very active and is well known over there. Beth has produced a plastic free living guide. Its good and lists 70 ways we can live without plastics.
I salute both Rae and Beth, and females everywhere for their devotion and compassion to life and securing the continued health of our planet