From Plastic Bag to Pollution: Why It’s Time to Make a Change

From Plastic Bag to Pollution: Why It’s Time to Make a Change

From Plastic Bag to Pollution: Why It’s Time to Make a Change
“It’s just one plastic bag—why should I care?” Many people might share this sentiment. But what if everyone in the world thought this way? We would face a sea of floating plastic waste, and the planet would endure unprecedented warming due to single-use plastics. On International Plastic Bag Free Day, let’s explore why this day is crucial for all of us.

Beyond Just Plastic Bags

The Full Plastic Problem The UN Environment Programme reports that one million plastic bottles are purchased worldwide every minute, most of which are single-use. Astonishingly, 14 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year—the equivalent of five blue whales’ weight every hour. By 2050, the ocean could contain more plastic by weight than fish (source: "How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?" by Tamara Davison, CleanHub). These plastics can take over 500 years to break down, and even then, they don’t vanish—they become microplastics that re-enter our food chain. The alarming truth is that our bodies could soon be filled with microplastics without us realizing it.

Why Are Single-Use Plastics a Problem?

Many people believe that all plastic gets recycled. However, only about 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling globally. The rest ends up in landfills or, worse, in our oceans. These plastics persist in the environment for centuries, causing harm to wildlife on land and sea, and eventually entering our food chains as microplastics. Furthermore, plastic production generates greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, contributing significantly to climate change and the severe “global boiling"—we’re experiencing today.

What Can We Do Before It’s Too Late?

1. Minimize Single-Use Plastics

Reducing the use of single-use plastics might be challenging initially, but small changes can make a significant impact. Opt for durable, reusable products.Though they may be more expensive upfront, they offer long-term benefits and reduce waste.


2. Advocate in Your Community

Raise awareness about the plastic crisis we face. Share your concerns and educate others about why it’s essential to tackle this issue. Although it may take time to build a collective understanding, these efforts will ultimately benefit our society and the planet.

On this International Plastic Bag Free Day, let’s acknowledge the urgency and commit to change before it’s too late. While we’ve been contributing to this mess for ages, it's time to make a positive change. Together, we can create a better world and move towards a future free of plastic pollution.

Back to blog

Let's get social

Use hashtags #TasteTheDifference & #CopraCoconuts when sharing your recipes online. Also, follow us on instagram @Copra_Coconuts.

  • Coconut Grass Jelly Coffee

    Taste the goodness of Coconut Smoothie Coffee! ☕ 🥥 Enjoy the delightful texture of gummy grass jelly paired with our coconut smoothie, packed with essential enzymes, minerals, electrolytes, potassium, and...

    Coconut Grass Jelly Coffee

    Taste the goodness of Coconut Smoothie Coffee! ☕ 🥥 Enjoy the delightful texture of gummy grass jelly paired with our coconut smoothie, packed with essential enzymes, minerals, electrolytes, potassium, and...

  • 3 Ingredient Melt-Proof Coconut Popsicle

    Beat the Heat with 3 Ingredient Melt-Proof Coconut Pops! 🌴🍦🍧 Enjoy the silky goodness of our NEW Coconut Smoothie in a fun, chilled jello pop. Blended with agar agar and...

    3 Ingredient Melt-Proof Coconut Popsicle

    Beat the Heat with 3 Ingredient Melt-Proof Coconut Pops! 🌴🍦🍧 Enjoy the silky goodness of our NEW Coconut Smoothie in a fun, chilled jello pop. Blended with agar agar and...

  • Vegan Fried Calamari

    Taste the Jungle’s Charm with Our Vegan Fried Calamari—Crisp and Spiced! Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside. Our Vegan Fried Calamari features Young Thai Coconut Meat and a...

    Vegan Fried Calamari

    Taste the Jungle’s Charm with Our Vegan Fried Calamari—Crisp and Spiced! Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside. Our Vegan Fried Calamari features Young Thai Coconut Meat and a...

1 of 3