By Alex Glenn • 09 March 2021 • 11:33
Bahamas Plastic Movement and the Woman Who Got Plastics Banned from the Bahamas Credit: Instagram
BAHAMAS PLASTIC MOVEMENT and the woman who got plastics banned from the Bahamas.
Kristal Ambrose is also known as Kristal Ocean, and has fought long and hard for the Bahamas in order to protect their environment from plastic. She has now won the 2020 Goldman prize, which is considered the ‘Nobel Prize for the Environment.’
The amazing woman has fought hard and has finally convinced the government in the Bahamas to pass a law on plastic consumption. The law will affect the nation’s 700 islands.
Kristal and her organisation the Bahamas Plastic Movement have worked long and hard to ensure that the Bahamas are protected and speaking to Traveler.co.uk Kristal spoke about how the project came about after she came in contact with a turtle that had eaten plastic.
Kristal explained that, “One day we noticed that a turtle was separated from the rest of its group and discovered that it had plastic in its gut. Day by day, she was removing a particle of plastic from her gut, but the funny thing is that turtles shed a kind of tear due to the excess salt water they ingest during their migrations.
“At the time I thought it was crying because of the pain, so I started crying too. It was then that I discovered that my path was different and that I would never throw plastic on the ground again.”
The Bahamas are particular affected by plastic pollution due to environmental factors such as natural ocean currents that carry plastic there, and the habits of the local population along with tourism.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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