Nature is a phenomenon of the physical world, collectively, including plants, animals, landscape and other features and products of the earth.
I want to show a video with you. In particular, I choose this one because it is a personification of Nature and I am sure it will enlighten you on what nature is and what it is capable of. It is extraordinary and fascinating to know that no matter what will happen, it will survive and evolve.
This video is part of a series called “Nature is speaking” made by Conservation International in 2014.
Take a look of it:
A walk in the nature
I enjoy going out for a walk in nature to clear my mind or enjoying a landscape, like lakes, mountains. What I love the most in walking in nature is that it is kind of magical. Through seasons I can appreciate a lot of colours, white, red, orange, green. Spring is my favourite season; it is a revival, a new beginning.
Make the most of the beauty that is just in front of me. Everything amazes me when I am in such a beautiful place, Nature is also full of life in the sky and under the ground. Unfortunately, my eyes came across an unpleasant surprise. A lot of waste: plastic bottles, glass bottles, candy wraps, cans. All of those objects do not rather have a place in nature.
Do you know how much times some of those objects take to decompose in a land field?
- A plastic bottle takes 450 years
- A glass bottle takes a million years to forever
- An aluminium can takes 80 – 100 years
- Paper waste takes two to six weeks in a landfill to get completely decomposed, but can take decades
- Face masks take 450 years
Nature has so many beautiful things to offer. So, in return, let’s take care of it by bringing waste with us. It would make the difference. If you would like to take a step further, why not to bring a bag with you when you go for a walk and pick up some abandoned waste?
Considerate it like an act of eco citizenship.
About plastic waste
Plastic waste is a pressing problem. In Ireland, a person produce 57,9 kg of plastic annually. I think there is a lot that can be done to reduce the use of plastic, starting by our household consumption or shopping habits.
Tips about what you can do to reduce your plastic waste include simple steps such as:
- Carrying a reusable water bottle
- Saying no to plastic straws
- Taking a reusable coffee cup
- Avoiding excessive food packaging
- Saying no to disposable cutlery
- Avoiding products with microbeads
- Carrying a shopping bag
For more information you can visit Environment Protection Agency : http://www.epa.ie/mobile/livegreen/wasteprevention/
Writting by Marine DAVIAUD