According to a recent National Geographic research a whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled. Some 12% gets incinerated, and some 79% is in a landfill or sloughing off in the natural environment as litter. Guess what? At some point, much of it ends up in the oceans, the final sink.
A green tourist is one who makes simple and seemingly small choices in order to lessen their negative impact on the environment. With my “leave a place better than you found it” as a guiding principle, here are some tips on how to be an eco-friendly traveller.
Look at these two cocktails. Do you see any difference? The two cocktails are identical, but the straws are not. The left straw is a plastic one, single-use straw. And the straw on the right? Stainless steel straws, basically like forks, and knives, and spoons .. same material. Use, wash, repeat.