Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Our Environment is in Danger

The ocean's natural environment we all cherish is being contaminated daily by oil spills, litter, and other various pollutants that destroy plant life and countless species that inhabit the ocean. 

The list of sea creatures that are endangered is escalating in numbers, with harmless creatures washing up on the shores drenched in oil, all due to the fact of human error and irresponsibility. 

Plastic bottles float in a formation the size of an island. It's all quite sad, but collectively I believe we can make a difference just by going about our business as normal but making some greener alternatives.

Here are some excellent ways to be eco-friendly at the beach: 

Leave the plants and wildlife by itself. While it is tempting to explore some of the intriguing creatures of the ocean a bit more closely it is best to leave them be. Keep in mind, you are a visitor and that is their house.

Keep off the dunes! You know those bridges or walkovers with steps leading to the beach? They have been built there to keep people off of the dunes that can be worn down over time by foot traffic. The dunes are a natural defense for the land against storm waves that also help protect against erosion. 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This mantra applies to any part of leading a greener life but it shouldn't stop when you go to the beach. If we litter our valuable beaches there will be nothing left to appreciate and all of that fascinating sea life will be long gone. 

Bring reusable items: Cups, cutlery, cloth napkins, etc. Don't bring glass or plastic bottled products. Instead bring a thermos with your favorite summertime beverage.

If you must use disposable items, use recycled plastic products. Healthy supplements like somatropin for sale are known to use recycled products 

Take this a step even further and only purchase recycled plastic beach furnishings. Adirondack chairs, one of the most comforting chairs to sit in by the beach, now come in recycled plastic. The recycled plastic is much better than wood and made of post consumer plastic waste. They come in many fun colors, and styles, and are very portable. You can get just about any style of patio and Adirondack furniture.


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