Talking the talk and walking the walk

A teenager's attempt to lessen plastic waste

January 11, 2019


It is now 2019, and a new year beckons us. There are endless moments and endless memories to be made. Many people are making their New Year’s resolutions: to lose weight?, get a dream car, make better grades. My New Year’s resolution is to be more socially aware and not contribute to an ever-growing problem, plastic waste. It sounds simple and it is. Changing simple things in my every day life will help save the ocean.

I always make New Year’s resolutions and don’t follow through, but let’s break it down. I’ve always been told that to form a habit, any habit, it takes roughly 21 days. Making your bed, bible study, anything really, becomes a part of one’s routine in about three weeks, so couldn’t I, or anyone else for that matter, make the effort to use less plastic a habit rather than a thought? I’m really hoping more people will understand that it’s not as hard as it looks. I’m going to prove to myself that I can and will follow through with this resolution, unlike so many times before.

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