Welcome to my blog, "Peeping through the Porthole" this May 2018.
I thought I'd share with you my reasons for donating 5% of my profits to an ocean clean up organisation.
It occurred to me whilst out beach combing that I was, in effect, cleaning up the beach of discarded rubbish (old bottles & jars which were thrown into the sea years ago). It's reached unprecedented unacceptable levels. Check this out in beautiful Bali!
We can't avoid the hot topic at the moment, plastic pollution. It's presently being debated in Parliament too (hooray!) That's how serious it has become.
Nearly all of us were glued to our TV's enthralled by "Blue Planet", Sir David Attenborough's wonderful series about life under the deep blue sea. (He just turned 92 last week, happy birthday Sir David!) He has such an infectious passion for our planet and had a sobering message for us all - if mankind continues to use & discard plastic at the rate we do, many species of mysterious & beautiful sea creatures will suffer, or worse, become extinct.
That would be a catastrophe & quite frankly, unacceptable.
Who saw these sad images recently of the whale, washed ashore with 29 kilos of plastic in its stomach?
And the plight of the turtle with a plastic straw up its nostril? Heartbreaking. (thankfully rescued & saved)
There are lots of alternatives we can all use to limit our usage of plastic, for example refuse that straw with your G & T or white wine spritzer. A dear friend recently gifted me a glass straw (complete with it's own dinky brush cleaner) . Great idea! (and so much classier than nasty plastic!)
Remember to take our own drinking vessel to get filled with coffee or water instead of single use plastic, & take our own reusable shopping bags to the store. Small actions now result in a larger impact on our planet and oceans later. The whales and turtles will thank us for it!
I'm sure, like me, you would like to see cleaner coastlines for many years to come and to know that beneath the waves, our aquatic friends can go about their business unhindered by all our plastic waste.
So, as I was taking something from the beach, I thought it only right to give something back in return. Every time you purchase one of my sea glass creations for yourself or a gift, I will donate 5% of the profits to www.lessplastic.co.uk so they can continue with their work.
I hope you enjoyed reading my blog, I'd love to hear any great suggestions on how we can all limit our plastic use. Please leave any comments below.