Talking rubbish has become a dear and sensitive subject - Every time when the dogs and I go for a walk next at the ocean the washed up rubbish seems to be increasing. We pick up bags of litter and plastics that has washed up with the tide.
The beaches are literally covered in with rubbish ranging from materials written in a foreign language but the majority of rubbish are from south africa. This tell me that is not only passing ships that are dumping their rubbish into our ocean, we are also dumping our electronic equipment into rivers and landfill that eventually are finding their way into the ocean
Electronic devices has become so cheap and easy to replace. Thinking about it - Everyone has some kind of electronic appliance or plastic device that will eventually be dump to become RUBBISH.
If you guys can only see the amount of small electronic material pieces that wash up on the beach, ranging from electrical cords, shavers, cell phones and many more. It is just frightening to see all the rubbish between the rocks during the off season.
Holidaymakers and tourist only go to the main beachers where there are regular cleaning services cleaning and they don’t see the real effects that their pollution is having on the ocean.
It just boggles the mind how people can dump these cheap electronic equipment indiscriminately without giving it a second thought to the consequences of their action. worse the manufacturers of these cheap equipment that has a short lifetime take no responsibility and walk away counting their profits.
Local communities must pay-up to get Rubbish sorted not to even talk about the devastating effects the rubbish has on the sea-life.
Its time manufactures pay up in advance for the Rubbish their products are going to create!
Once they can prove how many of the their product they have recoverd and recycled they then can get some of their money back.
The manufacturer's should set up collection point for the faulty electronic equipment through their distributors network. The distributor can then in turn offer incentives and buy-back schemes to their retail stores. Retailers and wholesaler stores can offer financial incentive to local communities and municipalities to collect discarded appliances / plastic materials.
If one look at the size of the appliances manufactures - then their declare earning per share one can imagine how many electronic appliances get manufactured dailly.
This brings me to another point;
Ultimately the Rubbish control process starts with government to enforce Rubbish and manufacturing protocols
The buyback, trade-ins and recycling will create more jobs for local communities.
I urge you to give Rubbish some serious thought - then if we all just try to control our own Rubbish first, it is going to give a Whale or Dolphin a better chance of survival.