Introspection -life or plastic ?

We , humans, are creatures of convenience and in that process often get ourselves into unmanageable situations .
How slowly the menace of plastic came into our lives and is now a threat to our very existance. A small example :
I remember as a child we use to take our own bowls to buy milk or yogurt/curd
Then
Came the bowls made of leaves for yogurt
Then
The white plastic bags
Now
The packed containers with plastic lids and plastic bottles
Everyone welcomed the replacements and happy to be saving time (by not waiting in queues)
Relevant to mention here that those milk shops used to be the first meeting point most morning, from exchanging the plesantries to politics to cricket to sharing few laughs and jokes. Fresh morning Air and a morning in the bargin
Today the question is :” Is the damage repairable?
A few suggestions
– we can try to go back making curd at home like our mothers/grandmothers
– using of clay bowls by the mass manufacturer. ( experimental and possible if will is there?
– avoid small packs

The plastic not just around us but inside us, now is the time to INTROSPECT and ACT

Images from web

Copyright (c) 2019 Namrata D Prabhakar

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4 Replies to “Introspection -life or plastic ?”

  1. I agree, I think “convenience” has made our world polluted and made us lazy. I saw seagulls at the beach that found a bag of trash, they ate the ziplock plastic bags, it was incredibly gross. My 9 yr old son ran after them to make them stop eating the plastic trash, he saved at least 2 seagulls. The beach janitors finally came to retrieve the opened bag of garbage strewn on the beach full of consumers non-biodegradable junk.

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