Interview by: Gaby Liao
Introduction: who are you & what do you do
I am a British sustainability blogger located in Munich. I am especially committed to sustainability within fashion and cultures in everyday life.
How long have you been concerned and worried about plastic consumption in the world?
It was a developing process. I bought less and less plastic, but it was two ears ago that I actively changed….???? green life impact. It began to have more value in my life.
How did you become aware of this problem?
Because of social media. It can be used for many things like self-promotion and vanity but on the other hand, it can be a good thing. Social media shows different forms of life on the planet and how our world is doing now. It provides us news of procultures.
What measures have you taken to help solve this problem?
I try to be conscious with my actions. Our intentions have an effect on our actions and what we do. I personally try to buy as little plastic as possible in grocery stores for instance, but you don’t always have to say no. My intentions are what I do, what I buy and how I make choices.
What are your plans for the future?
I like blogging about sustainability in the fashion industry so I would like to go on with that, but there is room for improvement. I’d like to spend more time and do more work in order for me to improve and help people. Going sustainable may be difficult for people who aren’t familiar with it, but I want to be a gateway and help lead the way.
What are the causes of so much plastic in the world and how do they affect you and other people?
Plastic is the devil. It has its place in the world, for example in the medical world, and it has saved lives. Plastic has a positive side and is in some way good, but the oceans are getting filled with plastic litter. The fish in the sea eat that plastic and we eat that fish. It affects ocean animals, but we don’t recognize that. Plastic is mass produced and we use it for packaging for our sense of ease. Unfortunately, it pollutes our water and airways and there’s just no space for plastic anymore.
What do you advise others to do about this problem?
First of all, people think you need to change your whole life to live a sustainable, ethical lifestyle, but it’s about small changes. Take the time to connect to people who are sustainable on social media. It makes you feel less alone and that way you can make more and more changes, even if they’re small. And look at what you’ve got already. For example, if you have a wardrobe full of polyester, don’t throw it away. Wear your clothes but don’t buy more polyester. As long as you’re reducing, you’re making less waste. There is no right or wrong way, but you need to take these necessary steps. Being sustainable is rewarding and it’s how you spend your money. You’re caring about the quality of life, reward yourself for that.
What do you think needs to happen to reduce plastic consumption?
People need to take more of a stand. We are bystanders, but we can’t stand by anymore and watch this happen. If you have the opportunity to not buy plastic, don’t do it. Decrease the amount of plastic in your home. It’s down to your actions. Sustainability is more effective if everyone’s doing it. Buy items without plastic.