ZERO PLASTIC MAGAZINE “COLLECTION OF MARINE WASTE IN THE WEEK OF CUSTODY”
At this time, when many Biosphere Reserve workers from different countries are beginning to be able to move outside again.
We face the uncertainty of the coming months undaunted, keeping our 5+1 commitments:
. Make it simple;
. Take it easy;
. Lead by example;
. Turn off the tap;
. Enough is enough.
These past months of isolation have highlighted the irony of working on the interconnectedness of plastic pollution issues. While under lockdown we contributed, through isolation, to the fight against a very disruptive world scale pandemic. COVID-19 has somehow shifted all sorts of priorities. Some of us long for a world where priorities will be, at long last, straightened-out – perhaps thanks in part to the lockdown and the realization that some things can grind to a halt if really needed. Some see current events not so much as a crisis but as a necessary and painful wake-up call leading to an evolution in our ways of inhabiting the world. If there is a lesson to be learned from COVID-19, it is that priorities are contextual and short-term crises, mutations, may blind us from more pressing challenges; the intertwining of plastic pollution and pandemics takes many twists and turns.