An upside-down pyramid with ‘Reduce’ being right on the top and ‘Dispose’ being right on the bottom. If we don’t use any plastic, we don’t have to deal with disposing of it. We leave matter where it is: underground. We reduce the need for nodding donkeys, sucking up petroleum, we reduce plastic waste running off into the oceans and waterways, we reduce the amount of microplastics that we inhale and ingest daily.
The understanding that matter will not go away, is a great reminder. Everything that you buy, no matter how sustainable, has come from somewhere, and will end up somewhere in some form. That should be a kick in the butt enough to tell you: reduce. There is no planet B.
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