If we can’t move away from the need for convenience in our lives, we need to change the way we seek and experience convenience. Let’s find better providers for those areas where convenience is important, as well as change our habits.
When we start to question our behaviour and start the conversations with friends and family, that’s when the change happens. It’s great to have weekend warriors but what our oceans really need are the daily devoted, the ones who think before they buy, before they move down the grocery aisle, before they toss a glass bottle into bin.
Is it convenient for you?
We have seen so many beach, lagoon and river clean ups over the past while following the devastating impact of the rains in Durban. Thank you to everyone who pulled together to make a difference and who continue to set aside time to ensure we reduce the pollutants making their way to our oceans.
What was very clear to us over the past weeks is that many people want to make a difference, but only we need to try and continue these good habits even when it feels inconvenient.
The quick take-away coffee in a styrofoam cup, the breakfast bar is a plastic wrapper, the plastic packed salad or sandwich… If not recycled correctly, they find their way to waste fills and more often than not, our oceans.
I, Jade Harding, commit to changing my behaviour one step at a time. How about you?