Recently, a person who I consider a friend, made a post saying something along the lines of “I only drink bottled water, I just can’t help it.”
A couple other people had chimed in, reminding him that plastic wasn’t ok, and the amount of waste that is produced with single use plastic is not acceptable. I agreed, and chimed in with…”People who use only plastic single use water bottles, just don’t give a shit.”
And, I meant it. And, he took offense. He said, thanks alot for saying I don’t give a shit. I do. And I said, (along with an accompanying picture of the island sized floating plastic monstrosity in our ocean) If you refuse to go re-useable, or buy a filter for your tap, or at least go to a glass option, then no, you do not care.
And I meant it. And it may be the end of the friendship. And that’s ok. And yes, I judge. At this point, we all know that plastic is wrecking our Mother Earth, and if we put blinders on, and continue to abuse her, she will die.
If I call you out on your plastic consumption instead of taking offense, make a change. Do the right thing. Be better than that.
Do I think I’m better than you, for choosing to not use plastic? Well I certainly think I’m making better choices, and this is based in FACT, not in opinion.
Plastic should be reserved for medical devices, when no other option exists. If it is to be used, it should be designed specifically to last, and be passed down through generations.
STOP the single use plastic bullshit.