Firstly, back after a really long hibernation into the blogging world 🙂
I was inspired to write this post, after reading about a female wildlife filmmaker Rebecca Hosking. I happened to read about her in an article, featured in the current issue of Reader’s Digest. Subsequent to this, I googled and got a little more information about her.
So what makes her so special? She is one among the few, who have identified a social problem and put her foot down, to really make a change. Many of us stop with the first one!! Deeply moved by numerous living creatures dying in Hawaii coast, after feeding on plastic wastes mistaking them for food, she resolved to abstain from using plastic bags. She made this idea popular in her town of Modbury (UK), which now boasts to be the first town across Europe, that is ‘plastic-free’. They are now resorting to the use of cotton and jute bags, which are more environment friendly. An amnesty bin placed in the town, is where the plastic bags are finding their place. They are put to appropriate recycling measures, to be used in furnitures etc.
This is a wonderful achievement for a person, who really wanted to change the world around her. Many neighboring towns are now looking at Modbury as an example and trying to take the same course. I think this can provide a wonderful kick start for everyone of us to make the environment around us, plastic-free. We can start it from our home, our apartment, our street… If a huge number of people does this over a period of time, then one fine day India would be ‘plastic free’ 🙂
P.S.: The jute and cotton bags used as substitute for the plastic bags in Modbury, are imported from India!