Provided by Ramon from Zero Waste Dude
As you guys/gals might know I am in an amazing journey to reduce my personal waste. I took my kid to a local park, the park itself is like a mini reserve in an urban area with heavy traffic, many billboards, and everything else that make a great city great. However, the park itself is peaceful, and it has short nature trails with a small lake. Is truly a great escape from every day to day hassle. While my toddler was counting the turtles that would approach us seeking food (which we didn’t have). I notice with the corner of my eye one shopping plastic bag in the lake. And my pointless overthinking started.
Who is responsible for this plastic bag ending in the lake?
Is it, the manufacturer of the plastic bag?
Is it, the grocery store who provides the plastic bag?
Is it, the individual that took the plastic bag instead of bringing a reusable bag?
Is it, the individual that brought it to the park?
Is it, the park service crew that let the wind take it when they empty out the trash?
Or Is it me?
Obviously, I didn’t have anything to do with the plastic bag, but leaving the plastic bag in the lake wouldn’t have improved the habitat of that lake, correct?
So instead of pointlessly overthinking why the plastic bag was there in the first place, I grab a stick took it out of the lake and place it in the trash can.
However, the question remained in my mind, how can the issue of having a plastic bag end in a lake be resolved? Let’s do some pointless overthinking together. Who do you think is responsible for this plastic bag?
Let me know what you think?