While kayaking in the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea, I was struck by the amount of garbage littering the beaches and floating on the kelp beds! Primarily, this consists of plastic bottles and other non-biodegradable items. Often we hear, or see, sea life that is impacted by these items – animals who have ingested large amounts of or have been trapped by plastic items discarded in the ocean. Already the huge amount of debris from the tsunami which struck Japan last year is floating ashore in the Pacific Northwest!
What can we do to protect our environment? Both water and land are precious to us providing plenty of opportunity to enjoy and explore. Sure, we can collect the plastic to send on to recycling and garbage collection. Yet, there is a better way … to make better use of this plastic, to encourage people to not just re-cycle it but re-use it.
Check out this video of a remarkable Japanese invention …
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Guest Author Bio
Steve has been traveling the world since he was a child. The vacations to special places around the globe finally drew his itchy feet into the travel industry. For over a decade, Steve guided hiking, biking and gourmet tours across Vancouver Island and British Columbia, throughout Italy, New Zealand and Central America. While at home, he applied his adventurous creative style to events in the Greater Victoria area. Suds, a dog wash at a beer tasting, healthy cooking show at a half marathon and a wine tasting at a glass blowing studio entertained event participants. Since then, Steve has launched tides – The Island’s Destination & Event Service – serving the Sidney, the Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.
Steve is a traveler at heart continuing to explore the Salish Sea and other local jewels. He is especially passionate for Italy where he regularly travels to. In his mid 40′s, he ended up in il bel paese for six months a year, learning Italian. He loves cycling and being close to the water!
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