Initially, I was not very enthusiastic about these initiatives. I thought, “What? I’m supposed to clean up other people’s trash? I don’t see that happening! The polluters themselves should be held accountable!” Unfortunately, this happens far too seldom because these people are usually not caught or, on a larger scale, legal/political leverage is lacking. That is one thing. The other thing is pictures that I have seen. Pictures, of turtles stuck in plastic, of the stomachs of many seabirds starved to death with full plastic bellies, hedgehogs with their heads stuck in cans, and much more.
Garbage does not belong in our environment!
But now that it’s there, posing a threat to nature, I’ve decided to do my part for a better world worth living in.
And I invite you to do the same!