Following through on our intentions can be difficult. Sometimes we fail to get started, at other times we get distracted from our goals – independent of the reason, it is annoying to have this happen. Luckily, there are some simple tools that can aid in the process of following through on our intentions, two of which I will introduce in this post.
Fly less, use less plastic or cycle to work every day. Many of us have good intentions when it comes to our green behavior. But then this happens – you’re on the go, won’t get home for another few hours and you are starting to get hungry. You quickly go to the coffee place around the corner. Before you know it, you are walking out of the café with a plastic water bottle, a sandwich in a bag and a coffee-to-go with a plastic lid.
From turtles eating plastic bags to beaches covered in plastic waste – many of us have seen the shocking images of plastic pollution. Despite the known issues surrounding plastic waste, per capita consumption of plastic continues to rise all over the world, especially in high income countries. Recent research suggests that plastic consumption may be influenced by the export of plastic waste.