To date, we have saved more than :
49,000 plastic bottles
From ending up in landfills and in our oceans.
But it doesn’t stop here! Helps us beat plastic pollution.
The real solution to combat plastic pollution is to reduce our consummation and avoid single use plastic.
HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW
Plastic bottles can take more than 400 years to decompose. They pollute our oceans, our soils and make our animal sick.
Annually, 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute. Floating plastic bags and balloons are often mistaken for jellyfish by marine animals that feed on them.
8.8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in our oceans each year. One million sea birds and 100,000 marin mammals are killed annually due to plastic in our oceans. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans.
HERE IS WHAT WE CAN DO
Use a refillable water bottle daily – BPA free
Avoid plastic bags, carry reusable bags
Reduce and if possible avoid usage of single use plastic (straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles, disposable coffee cups, disposable food packaging and cutlery, etc.)
Replace our plastic tooth brush with a bamboo one
Get to know the different kinds of plastics in order to prioritize the ones that are recyclable
Clean up if we se plastic trash on the beach or in the streets
Stop releasing balloons into the atmosphere
Tell others about the danger of polluting the ocean
Share with our children (our next generation) the positive steps that we all take to combat plastic pollution, so they can learn and carry on
#BEORAKI is a place where we can all connect together and learn from each other about the changes and great positive steps we are taking to raise awareness of plastic pollution. We are all in this as one, still learning and growing.
Next time you’ll take one of these positive steps (no matter how small) towards a healthier planet, share it on Instagram and tag #BEORAKI.
We all want to learn from you.