If we continue with our consumption in this way, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050
This is such a typical case of the “pointing finger”. The fashion brands blame the consumers, the government blames the companies and the consumers blames the government. My father always said if you point a finger at the other, three points at yourself. So time to get started. If we continue to use our consumption in this way, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans (by weight) by 2050. Tips for a greener and more sustainable existence:
- Pay and save greener: investing, saving but also daily banking can be done at greener banks/investment companies (eg Triodos)
- Vote for green: use your voting rights and vote for people in politics who speak about climate change.
- Buy plants: it absorbs CO2 and you get more balanced + you become more energetic with the colour green.
- Reduce your own CO2 footprint: buy solar panels, take a bicycle, take the bus, go carpooling with your colleague or opt for an electric car. But, also separate your waste, do your shopping with cotton bags (also for fruit/vegetables), and become vegetarian or eat less meat.
In the meantime, I have also started to live greener and more sustainably. I have introduced five different waste bins. That seems extreme (if you come from one or two), but trust me, it is not so bad once you do it (and you’ll be surprised by the number of single-use plastics).
Then I went to clean up waste after a wonderful day at the beach. A real hashtag has been created for this on Instagram: #5minutesbeachcleanup.
After the beach season, I thought; hey we have to do this in our neighbourhood. You know; create awareness of roaming plastic. So we did just that! Because of this you are not only enjoying the walk, but you are also doing something good for fellow human beings and nature. Below is a photo of the garbage disposal in our neighbourhood. It was a fantastic evening.
Honestly, I’m not there yet. I’m still on my path, and I’d like to take you on a journey through my “greener” and more sustainable life without the picture of goat wool socks. Ultimately, I am still the fashionista who adores fashion… Sustainable fashion