“Now, over half of us live in an urban environment,” Attenborough stated. “My home, too, is here – in the city of London. Looking down on this great metropolis, the ingenuity with which we continue to reshape the surface of our planet is very striking. But it’s also sobering. It reminds me of just how easy it is for us to lose our connection with the natural world.“
“Yet, it’s on this connection that the future of both humanity and the natural world will depend. And it is, surely, our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth.”
The Plastic Free Powys campaign is keen to encourage manufacturers to use less plastic in their packaging to help save the planet.
The move would prevent seven million single-use plastic straws polluting the environment each year, according to the chain.
But does this go far enough? In my opinion no! They could really come up with better incentives than this. Also, the UK Govt has already admitted it has been sitting on it’s arse doing very little about our humongous waste issue. Now that China has said it won’t accept our waste, which was NEVER going to be any sort of solution, we need dramatic action. Banning ALL plastic disposables is the answer. And to do so immediately. And to ensure this, why not introduce fines for the businesses breaking these rules. It’s drastic but so is plastic pollution. One or the other needs to be halted. If you’re an environmentalist, it’s a no brainer. If you’re an economist it’s perhaps harder to accept.