“World Environment Day” has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses, and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues.
For too long, we have been exploiting and destroying our planet’s ecosystems. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century, we have destroyed half of our wetlands. Ecosystem restoration means preventing, halting, and reversing this damage – to go from exploiting nature to healing it. This World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.
Only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change and stop the collapse of biodiversity. For a long time, plastic bags were used as a free and painless solution for carrying your weekly groceries and for a range of other purposes. A lot of people think that paper bags are a good alternative, but unfortunately, this isn’t true as they still negatively affect the environment.
We can stop the collapse of biodiversity in many ways. The best alternative to plastic bags is reusable bags, which save 11 barrels of oil. At Non-Plastic Beach, we feel we do our bit to discourage plastic bag usage, by offering our customers organic cotton, reusable shopping bags. Chris Crafts has taken a step to do this by manufacturing reusable bags with the mission Say no to plastic, yes to eco-bags.