In the category of “Humans doing awesome things for our planet,” we have a young woman picking up the trash golfers leave behind.
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My two cents?
Regular people are fined for littering our highways and our towns, why aren’t golfers fined for littering the world with golf balls?
Not only do golfers leave golf balls behind when playing at clubs, but many golfers never think twice before hitting golf balls from their boats or from beaches directly beside the ocean. They’re never fined for actively polluting the oceans. These golf balls break down into micro-plastics which are ingested by fish and birds.
Since we know golf balls are super cheap, and most golfers don’t mind losing a few, what I’d like to see is every golfer pay a clean-up fee whenever they play golf. It wouldn’t matter to me if they were playing nine holes or eighteen, they need to pay a clean-up fee for the luxury of leaving their trash (golfballs) all over the country and all over the world.
“Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN”
As the caretakers of this planet, we must do better at protecting it.
First step: Stop using plastics as often as possible. I know this will be the hardest part, but even small changes can make a big difference.
Second step: Reuse as often as possible. Donate your random plastic containers (clean) to art stores or children’s art classes.
Third step: Recycle — Really recycle. America sucks at recycling. We must do better. Find new places around the country which will accept different plastics.
Fourth step: Support all efforts to clean up our oceans of all plastics, even microscopic plastic. Many companies are working to clean up our oceans and beaches. Support these efforts through donations, volunteer hours, or spreading the word about the organizations in your area.
If we don’t work together to save our planet, including our oceans, we won’t have to worry about it.
Humans will be the next to go.
Until next time… Be safe, be kind, and take time to love one another.
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