Have you ever sat a the beach and found traces of trash laying around ?
Unfortunately, I´m pretty sure this has happened to you already at some point.
According to the trade association Plastics-Europe, between 5.3 million and 14 million tons of plastic are discarded into the oceans annually by countries with ocean coastlines.
There is a lot that we can do and working all together we can find solutions. This past Thursday, Eliat´s city council banned the use of single use plastic products on beaches. Eliat is well known touristic destination when visiting Israel. Beautiful beaches and sightings of marine mammals are one of the reasons this resort town is so popular.
This is the first city of Israel to ban plastic products; The municipalities main goal is the preservation of the Gulf and conservation of the marine life that is found in the bay.
The new law prohibits the use of products made of any material, including plastic, aluminum, cardboard, paper, etc., that can not be reused. This includes products like cutlery, plates, cups, drinking straws, bags, covers, stirrers, and packages.
We are happy to see how change can be achieved in different parts of the world regarding single use plastic
Well done Eliat!