Every year, tens of thousands of marine animals die from something as simple as the plastic fork. It may seem innocent, especially in the middle of a concrete city, but you cannot separate yourself, and the decisions you make, from nature.
Though our collective actions and their consequences are the problem, they can become part of the solution if we make decisions based on care rather than convenience. But we must start taking action now if we're to halt our troubling march toward environmental destruction.
Plastic doesn’t disappear. It only adds up, and someday soon it will surround us like the oceans, a place where much of it ultimately settles, if we don’t change the way we think, decide, and act. Using an alternative to single-use plastics is a start.