Think Green

No! Don't do this to me .. it hurts..

Does this ring a bell in our minds ? may be something familiar when we speak about relationships and humans, but have you ever imagined the earth saying this if it could speak ? I guess we all have seen those subtle signs of the earth, showing its wrath over mankind everytime we have created an imbalance in the natural cycle.

We Humans are so little that we wont even find our self on the map of our local suburb, but we definitely show our presence in polluting the earth by various means. We care not for the environment and our measure to conserve it are not great in terms of the damage that has been done. And by saying not great efforts i mean , we have to strive more and more to Conserve and protect all what we have left from mother nature.

Gone are the days where the air around us was pure and clean, the water totally potable and food quality being healthy and nutritious. Every silent polluting act comes back to us in other forms, may be just like KARMA ! what we dump today, comes back to us in few years and if not directly it finds its own way to reach us. Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on earth. And the number is rising.

In Australia
  • Australia alone uses 6.9 billion plastic bags a year of which 3.6 billion are plastic shopping bags.
  • If you tied 6.9 billion plastic bags together end on end they would travel around the world 42.5 times.
  • Australians dump 36,700 tonnes of plastic bags into our landfill every year. That equates to 4,000 bags a minute or 230,000 per hour.
  • If each Australian family used 1 less plastic bag each week that would be 253 million bags less a year.
  • Less than 1% of plastic bags in Australia are reused.

Hence, we at Terra International believe to provide a replacement to single use plastic bags. It may be a little expensive at the beginning for all of us to digest the concept of a bag to pay for at the grocery store which came for free to us till date. But we do fail to realise that all these are steps to protect and cover up of all the damage occurred by excess use of plastic bags. The single use plastic bags do not degrade and stay in the soil for decades and decades without being able to degrade.

I would plead to you all, to spread the word of REDUCE + REUSE + RECYCLE to be able to protect the environment. If we Reduce the use of plastic, Incorporate the use of Reusable Plastic or other alternatives and Recycle everything that can be possible.

May be this is what we can do in return for all what we take from Nature. To be a part of us, buy and promote the campaign “Green Australia”. Terra International provides Non woven reusable and recyclable bags for branding and promotion.

Go Green with Terra International. Say No to Plastic!

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