A Second Of Use Vs Your Second Use.
A meaningful change.
Plastic, one of the most incredible, innovative and durable materials man has made to date. There has been a global movement towards creating awareness surrounding the harmful effects that this material has created and led to, many of which could not be foreseen when we were first creating the plastic world we now find ourselves in. Imagining a world, even your own personal world without plastic can for some seem impossible! For many people, although they understand the dangers of plastic it can become a bit overwhelming, on where to start making a change. A meaningful change.
It is estimated that over 300 million tons of plastic are created every year, and around 50% of this is single use plastic. Single use plastic is that which after a few seconds or only a few minutes serves its purpose and then is discarded. Landing up in our landfills, rivers or oceans where its journey for the next few million years lives on. These plastics are often your plastic knives and forks you get with takeaways, your polystyrene bowls and cups, and even those cigarette buds lying on the floor.
This week, Wednesday, Greenpeace international is inviting you and everyone you know, to take part in there global refill day! This is an incredible way to start your journey towards living a more conscious lifestyle, or challenge yourself to take your journey even further. Remember every bit counts. So we’re asking you to join us in the global challenge.
All you have to do is carry your favourite container or jar with you next time you head to the shops, or grab a takeaway and ask them to pack, weigh or pour your favourite food items straight into your own device. Its super easy and makes a huge difference. Change begins with yourself. Join there event here.
Share your changes with us, we want to see what delicious foods you're getting and the beautiful containers you're using as well as the stores that are getting on board! Tag us and Greenpeace in your photos and join the global community who are trying to make a difference with #reuserevolution.
Looking for a few more fun, creative and enriching events in Cape Town this month? Here’s a list of some of our favourites:
10 November, Awakening your authenticity, are hosting there last silent walking meditation through Newlands forest. This event is free and open to anyone who wants to enrich there spirit and reconnect with nature. Sign up here.
14 November: It’s the ocean pledge night! As part of the wavescape surf and ocean festival (running from 9 November - 9 December) , you can come along, make your ocean pledge and enjoy a night of festivities, with talks, music, arts and even a screening of Oceans Without Limits Feature Film Documentary. This truly is an event you don't want to miss out on. You can join the event here.
17 November: The most beautiful beach run in the world. Cape Town beach clean up along with PolyCo, Stasher SA, Clean C and many more partners are hosting a beautiful morning in Blouberg with 3km, 8km and 21km options for beach runs in honour of creating awareness for both environmental change as well as gender based violence. To check our more information on this incredible day they have put together click here.
With so much going on in the coming summer months we would love to be involved and share in your events and your rituals. Tag us and let us know where you'll be performing your eco nude rituals.
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