Earth day: A Plastic Age

Earth day was celebrated all over the world on April 22. Its April 23 here now where I am writing this from. But reading earth day tips motivated me to write about a cause I feel passionate about.


I’ve been watching some documentaries about the damage plastic is causing to our planet. I will not write about them but I’m going to share a documentary. Click here to watch it(I have also shared it at the end of this post so you can watch it after reading the whole post).

Now plastic is destroying our oceans, our soils, our climate, our health. everything. I am perfectly aware that we live in a third world country and have more important issues to care about. Like current affairs and the result of Panama cases and everything. But hey! shouldn’t saving our planet be on our priority lists? We are living here. Our children are going to live here.

And while its really difficult to eliminate plastic for our lives. We can take tiny steps to minimize its use.

I’ll list just two tips here:

  1. Keeping some grocery bags in your car so you could use them to carry stuff when you buy something from the store.
  2.  Buy your own reusable water bottle instead of using disposable water bottles/glasses in the office/university/anywhere instead of using a new glass or bottle and throwing it away every time you finish it.

These tips feel stupid. You’re probably thinking, “yeah I’m not going to do that”. Trust me when I say it that this is the least we can do to help our planet sustain itself and to save our own lives and the coming generations.

Let me introduce you to the concept of zero waste lifestyle. While its incredibly hard to perfect, It’s food for thought and something worth striving for.

This is the documentary i mentioned earlier:

Let’s stop living mindlessly. Let’s save our planet.