BeeEco started as a dream for a 24-year-old girl who was looking at ways to help save the world from the detrimental affects that plastic and other non-reusable products are having.
Here is Bee's Story...
I knew I wanted to help the planet, so I began learning and researching different ways that I could change the way I lived to be more environmentally friendly. I started discovering lots of eco shops and eco tips, and I slowly started implementing changes in my life. Little things like taking my own glass jars and containers to get my washing liquid filled up to learning more about what can and can't be recycled.
The more I researched the more I found ways to improve my environmental footprint. Then The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon started, where you learn or read something and then start seeing that same thing everywhere, so I started seeing plastic everywhere! Especially when traveling.
I surfed through waves of plastic in Indonesia, walked through rubbish piles on tiny turtle conservation islands in the middle of the Caribbean Sea where no humans where living. I picked up rubbish cans from the bottom of the ocean floors whilst diving in the Maldives, and whilst on campaign with Sea Shepherd, sailed through plastic bags in African waters. Recently on a snowboarding trip I found plastic bottles buried in the mountains of Japan.
Turtle Conservation Island, Belize.
Rubbish burning in Maldives
Rubbish found on Caribbean ocean floor.
Rubbish moved from private beach to community beach in Maldives
All over the world our rubbish is found, it doesn’t disappear. Witnessing these things first hand inspired the creation of BeeEco, and the desperate fight for our planet. I cut out as many single use items from my life as I could and I wanted to help others do the same.
It's so easy to build a hate for plastic, I get that. I have had many sad thoughts about our environment, our creatures and our planet. However, despite these feelings, I realised we need to focus on the positive side too and what we can do to help.
I'm a registered nurse and can appreciate the importance of plastic in the medical industry. There is a lot (and I mean a lot) of waste in hospitals, but a large chunk of this is unfortunately necessary. Single use, plastic items are used for patients to prevent the spread of infection and cross contamination. Plastic saves lives in many ways.
Think about venepuncture (blood taking) and wound cleaning, both require plastic instruments and tools to perform these tasks. It's compulsory to use single use plastic and materials to protect yourself, your medical professionals, and our community. These are just two simple medical tasks; think about all the others!
BeeEco has now turned from dream to reality, creating eco-friendly and reusable products to help more people minimise their plastic usage, and make the transition from single use items to reusable items. It isn’t as hard as it sounds, and BeeEco's reusable, sustainable and eco-friendly products can support the transition.
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