Plastic Challenge For Lent

Plastic Challenge For Lent

How fast this year seems to moving, we are already in March heading towards Easter. It is so scary how the weeks are just flying by.

Every year at lent we give up something we enjoy eating but this year we are taking part in lent in a completely different way and rather than giving up chocolate or sweets we are going to take part in the Lent Plastic Challenge.

Living In Cornwall so close to sea there is not a day that goes by where we see lots of large and small bits of plastic laying across the sand and floating in rock pools that the sea has washed up. This plastic waste that ends up in our beautiful oceans is only there because we have become a throw away society and we have got so use to everything we buy from food, household items and gifts all wrapped in plastic. But really do we need everything or anything to be wrapped in plastic?

Not only does this waste plastic make our beaches look unsightly  but it also has a real effect on the wildlife living and feeding from the sea.  These animals end up getting tangled and trapped in the plastic or eating the plastic thinking it looks like food resulting in death or the plastic being passed through to our food chain.

bird full of plastic

Photo from mrecycle

seal

Photo from coyote gulch

During lent  in our home we are not going buy or use any plastic such as cling film, plastic bags, buy food wrapped in plastic, drink drinks from plastic bottles.

What are you giving up for Lent this year?

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