There´s an urgent need to change global consumption habits and set a new standard for the use and production of plastic. To reduce, reuse and recycle is a good start. Read more under ”No Plastic” in the link to the right of this page. Plastic has become a global threat to humans and wildlife alike. In Ghana, West Africa, where I lived as a teenager, the beaches are covered by plastic waste dumped in the sea. In Stockholm we have the opportunity to recycle plastic containers but nevertheless huge amounts of plastic waste ends up in nature.
This squirrel with head stuck in a plastic container was spotted in Stockholm recently. Photo copyright Filippa von Egidy.
A beach in Ghana fouled by plastic waste. Photo copyright EPA.