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 is an accomplished leader, mentor and facilitator who encourages people and organizations to design and develop their potential. Across public, private and non-profit sectors, he works with individuals and teams to establish strategic vision and adapt to the ever-changing environment. Steve specializes in the fields of tourism and agriculture as it evolves into the Italian format, Agritourismo. His company, TIDES Group, is a collective of essential business services providing transition as an organization scales and adapts to market needs.
As an experienced traveler, Steve provides destination services … across the Salish Sea, Italy and other parts of the world … resulting in remarkable experiences!
Blog / Website: TIDES – The Island’s Destination & Event Service
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