It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our everyday lives, doesn't it? from the bottle of water that we use to drink, plastic bag, phone case, mouse or keyboard cover, the point is, plastic is everywhere and we are kinda "drowning" in it.
Did you know that plastic waste is one of the biggest problem here in the world? and did you know also that our country, Indonesia is ranked second in the world as the largest contributor to the plastic waste into the sea! It's so sad but its the truth!
A simple walk around the street, to the any beach or any mountain here around Indonesia, I bet you would find this plastic waste!- the problem with plastic (besides there being so much of it) is this thing, DOESN'T BIODEGRADE! meaning that no natural process can break it down, though it can, it took like a thousand years to plastic to decompose.
These are the things that you can do to protect our world "drowning" in plastics
1. Always put your tote bag in your bag,
This is what I did since early 2015, you can try to "diet plastic" by putting one or two tote bag in your bag, yep it really help because by using your own tote bag, means that there is no more plastic that end up in a landfill or the ocean.
2. Always bring your bottle of water,
Yep, I always fill my bottle of water with tap water from home (distilled water) - in other words, I giving up the plastic one.
Fyi: Plastic may leach chemicals into your water, so why don't change your habit for your own good? :)
3. Start saying no to lid or straw,
One day, when I scrolling through my facebook page, I saw a video that a plastic straw stuck inside sea turtle's nose and it hurting me so much - so, recently I'm starting to tell to the waiters or waitress to not provide me with the straw or lid (everything comes with plastic) when i ordering a drink - it's hard at first because you always forgot, but you will get use to it.
4. Bring your own utensils to eat,
I keep my own spoon, fork even chopstick on my bag everywhere I go, you know because sometimes in a certain fast food place, they don't provide you a silver spoon or fork.
5.Influence change in your inner circle family or friends, encourage them to change the habit.
Yes, spread the awareness that we "drowning" in plastics to your inner circle through social media or mouth to mouth, I bet this will change their perspective about the important we need to "diet plastic" and protect our only earth!
That is why, to support the regulation by the Environment and Forestry Ministry to cut down the plastic usage, the Tempo Scan Pacific create a program called Tempo Scan Love Earth (TSLE) - a program for us to use less plastic bag.
With minimum purchase at Rp. 25.000 (any kind of Tempo Scan Pacific product) you guys will get a shopping bag tempo (SBT).
I love what Tempo Scan Pacific do with this program "Tempo Scan Love Earth", it help us to change our habit to minimize plastic usage in our daily life and at the same time it help us to save our Earth.
Lets go, support this program don't get drown by plastic!
Don't forget to visit their website, www.ayoloveearth.com and watch the videos if you wanna know more details! :D #AyoLoveEarth