By Jessica A. Luer
BFA Studio Artist and MBA of Sustainable Procurement
Volume One: Reduce
The accumulated volume of waste we produce, especially single use plastics and the amount of harm this causes the environment is alarming. Our objective as the ones responsible for this disaster is to act now and reduce the negative effects we have caused. Development of eco-innovations are in the works that aim to establish functional and more permanent methods of containment for said waste, to prevent further damage to the environment. The least we can do as individuals is to commit to all four of the following actions.
1) Dispose of the waste properly as to avoid environmental and financial issues.
2) Pick-up any waste that has been missed regardless of where it came from.
3) Voice to the community and representatives of that community about these concerns.
4) Choose to purchase more environmentally friendly products, this will force businesses to re-evaluate their approach on packaging and product delivery in the marketplace.
Reduce waste by spending ethically and wisely, re-think green.