Breaking It Down: Balloons Present a Major Threat to Birds and Other Wildlife
If your birthday was this month.
I hope it was filled with joy, fun, and balloons which remained stationary … or better yet, no balloons at all.
Why do I bring it up? Balloons are a very unique object. Before inflating them, we can’t simply throw them on the ground. That would be littering. But fill them with helium and releasing them into the sky somehow makes it not littering?
Earth, plastic, mats, trees, bags, water … all coexisting in the same space.
We, as inhabitants of Mexico City, one of the largest metropolises in the world, have a great responsibility regarding the waste generated within the city. All the garbage that we generate day by day, and that we remove from our houses, disappears from our near reality but not from the larger world. Sadly, natural areas, the oceans in particular, have become designated dumps of everything we call garbage. Cities are largely responsible for the serious effects this has on terrestrial and marine ecosystems at all levels.
Para una conferencia sobre plásticos de un solo en Santa Marta Colombia, nuestro Director Ejecutivo de Chile viajó en abril de este año a Colombia. En este primer blog nos cuenta sobre su experiencia.