In our pursuit to address plastic waste, we face a crucial challenge: how people will adapt to new measures amidst global economic turbulence. We are all well aware of the harmful consequences of plastic waste in our daily lives. We witness blocked drainages, choked sewer systems, and flooded cities due to rising sea levels caused by plastic pollution. This situation is not exclusive to Kenya; it is a global issue. 🌍🧩
Fortunately, organizations have begun pooling funds, known as Climate Finance, to support climate reparations in light of the climate change crisis we find ourselves deeply entrenched in. While there is goodwill among us, individuals face various personal interests and financial constraints. Entrepreneurs must consider putting food on the table, paying workers, and investing in system automation—all of which require significant funds. This reality affects us all in different capacities. 💵💰
To successfully implement actionable solutions and overcome plastic pollution, we must ensure that the economic benefits reach everyone. When the common man can see and appreciate the value, we will witness greater participation.
For instance, incentivize individuals for collecting and recycling plastic bottles in their neighborhoods, offering rewards such as credits that can earn them a trip to the central business district. Reduce electricity bills for companies implementing 60% solar energy by granting them carbon credits. Provide economic incentives to those who redesign their packaging materials to be more environmentally soluble. These policies can create a positive shift and encourage active involvement in beating plastic pollution.
Collaboration is essential for these initiatives to succeed. Companies, governments, and organizations must work together to ensure widespread participation in finding solutions to #beatplasticpollution. It is crucial to establish a sense of mutual support and shared responsibility among all stakeholders.
Creating a sustainable future requires a collective effort. We cannot expect climate change to solve itself. We must strive for a circular society that promotes a circular economy—an economy that considers the environment and ensures a habitable planet for generations to come.
On this World Environment Day, let us remember that it is within our power to make a difference. By working together, we can create a world where plastic pollution is no longer a threat.
Happy World Environment Day!