While I raise my hand above the trashcan, ready to throw away the plastic bar my “little voice” is lecturing me.
What are you doing? It is a very small effort to put plastic with plastic. But at my office there is only one trashcan, and I feel like a wiseacre to burden the question.
At home I’ve have made 4 trahscans. Paper, plastic, glass and rest. I even seperate plastic sheets from the paper package. Am I exaggerating? In my opinion I don’t.
For me it’s little trouble to do this and I think everybody should do this. When I see cardboard in the glass trashcan I get it out (yes, even it’s dirty) and put it where it belongs.
I’m not a saint, I have a car which I daily use. I’m using airplanes who spray their emissions in the sky. I have clothes which are eco unfriendly.
Where should I draw the line? There are days where I want to contribute more and there are days when I wake up and ask myself why I even bother.
I’m angry at myself for being materialistic sometimes. Getting carried away in the consumer world, buying useless products which only polutes the world.
I guess there is no clear answer. Humans created this lifestyle and there is no way back.
We fish the oceans empty, we let icecaps melt, we see more natural distaster than ever before in human life time, and maybe I will even experience that tropical islands will dissapear under water.
But the industry who causes this, is also creating many job oppurtunities, helping many people buy their bread.
Although I’m still figuring out where I should place myself in this story, I will try to live more and more eco friendly. My jewelry is turning into eco friendly – biodegradable items. I’m buying clothes from thriftshops, I’m using eco friendly shampoo, and as soon as I have some decent money, I will support Boyan Slat (see first link) and yes, I’ll keep separating my trash.