When we posted about a trash can for plastic bottles named “Goby”, our followers sent in pictures of similar projects they had spotted on their travels.
The “Finding Goby” story: update
BrightVibes recently brought you a story about a fish named ‘Goby’ who loves to eat plastic trash, in the hope that seeing the idea would inspire others to create similar projects on beaches everywhere. Well, our sharp-eyed readers had already spotted such projects while on their travels and kindly gave us permission to share the photos with you.
How about a school of Gobys? It’s not the solution but it’s a solution
Would you be interested in building a similar project on a beach near you? Let us know. If you see any similar initiatives when out and about, please take a picture and share it with us.
We think this is a great idea. Agreed, it would be better if the problem of single-use disposable plastic didn’t exist but, for now at least, it does.
You can do your bit by bringing your own drinking bottle or cup, and refusing plastic straws, but for now at least it’s good to see initiatives for disposing of the plastic that is for sale around beaches and other nature spots.
And if you’re wondering what happens when these receptacles are full, it’s no mystery—exactly the same thing that happens when pretty much any recycling bin anywhere in the world becomes full—the appropriate actors empty it and the contents are taken away to be recycled, saving at least some plastic from entering the oceans… for now.
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We cover topics ranging from progress being made in green energy, to successful wildlife and reforestation projects, to individuals doing their bit to minimise their impact on the environment or maximise their impact on their chosen eco-enterprise.
Check out below: beautiful photos kindly sent to us by BrightVibes follower Carmen Van Zyl, Sustainable Development Advisor & Consultant at Tapaz Bar and Invest Islands on Gili Trawangan, Lombok. Please also check out @refillmybottle_ and @fmplgilitrawangan on Instagram.
How you can help combat plastic packaging today
Sustainable solutions are being developed in ever growing numbers, offering the conscientious consumer viable green alternatives to the blight of plastic packaging. Check out BrightVibes article on available alternatives you can adopt today.