Friday, 16 March 2018

Not So Fantastic Plastic

Limnisa are running a writing competition, with a week's writing retreat in Greece (or online tutoring) as the prize. The theme is plastic. Thanks to Alyson Faye for bringing this competition to my attention.

You're probably aware that there's now a lot of plastic in our seas and that this is very bad for the creatures who live there (and ultimately for us). Please, please, please try to reduce your use of plastic, especially 'single use' items, such as lids on take away coffee cups, individual portions of milk and ketchup, drinking straws, plastic cutlery, excessive food wrap in supermarkets ...

20 comments:

Keith Havers said...

From what I've read, the government and packaging people are starting to tackle this. About time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We recycle what we can. We also snip apart the rings connecting six packs of soda so animals can't get their heads caught in them.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy = it's a good idea to have a writing competition around plastic - should get some ideas. I do what I can ... and yes bringing it to our attention is a good idea ... we seem to be absorbing a lot of it - have a good weekend - Hilary

Rosemary Johnson said...

Great idea, Patsy.

Patsy said...

It does seem that something is starting to be done, Keith.

Patsy said...

Recycling is good, Alex - re using is even better where that's possible.

Patsy said...

I think becoming aware of a problem has to be the first step towards solving it, Hilary.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Rosemary.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

With you on the reduction of plastic, Patsy!

Susan A Eames said...

That the general public are being made aware of what is happening in our oceans has been a long time coming! I'm a scuba diver, and I've been seeing this for years - particularly in the seas off developing countries. I'm so relieved that people are finally realising that they can do their part to help.

Teresa Ashby said...

What a good idea for a competition. The plastic clogging the oceans needs to be dealt with and we certainly shouldn't be adding more to it xx

Nas said...

Yes, the reduction of plastics is a must!

Patsy said...

I guessed you might be, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

I remember seeing the odd report in the part, Susan, but these gave the impression it was a localised problem, or freak weather conditions brought all the plastic together. It's taken too long for people to realise it happens everywhere and impacts on us all.

Patsy said...

Absolutely, Teresa.

Patsy said...

It is!

Carolb said...

Good that the competition focuses on plastic, and that's a topic most agree is a big problem.

Wendy's Writing said...

Ooh, love Greece - tempting.

Patsy said...

Yes, I think most people are starting to realise.

Patsy said...

It does sound like a perfect spot to write.