I like the idea presented by this young man.
Meanwhile, I live in a place that has clean drinking water coming out of the tap, so I almost never drink bottled water.
I know that is more difficult in some locations, but not nearly as many as people who think they need to drink bottled water.
Been laughing at the expensive fancy bottled water drinkers for 25 years.
When I leave the house, I fill a reusable quart bottle.
Plastic bags are no longer given out at stores here, everyone has reusable bags.
I was glad to see that official change put in place.
Hope to see a change in the way things look, without the plastic bags decorating trees and bushes everywhere.
The homeless here collect cans to turn in for scrap value.
I remember when bottles had deposits on them, and collecting and turning in gave us spending money as kids.
We used cloth diapers for our first child, and had a laundry service pick up and drop off.
Was definitely extra work but it saved a lot in waste.
Got lazy for our second child and used disposables, I sure hope the manufacturers are making them very biodegradable now.
I'm not sure when we decided that matches and a good Zippo lighter would not do, and we had to have disposable lighters.
The amount of disposable lighters floating in our oceans is unbelievable, gonna kill off the Albatross completely.
I do think that much of this problem is mindset, the idea of throwing trash everywhere is a cultural thing, and it is done much more in some places than others.
Growing up in New York state in the sixties and seventies, it was shocking when we would cross the border to Canada.
The minute we crossed at Niagara Falls, everything looked different.
The first time I went, it took about fifteen minutes to realize it was because there was no trash anywhere and that the people in Canada were just not littering at all.
Toronto looked impossible, it was big but totally spotless.
Thirty years later I move from New York state to Texas and realized that people here litter five times more than the people in New York do!
I think New York got trashed up in the sixties and seventies and eventually people slowed down with the careless littering.
I guess folks here think that Texas is so big that there's lots of room to throw your trash wherever.
When it gets ugly enough, maybe they will get the point, and cut the crap.
Been a lot of changes here in the 17 years I've been here, when we got here there was zero recycling of our garbage, it was shocking after having done it for years.
I think that we are catching up now on some of these ideas.
I sure hope global mentality about these things changes soon, but it is hard to get people who have not enough to eat, or live in constant war, to worry about trash and pollution.