Manu’s Challenge Posts
I’m a 28 years old guy from France. I try to run my own little movie making company, it does not yet sustain me, so I’m still working four days a week as an engineer for a kind of start-up based in Paris (working on web sites, databases…). I’m currently preparing a movie talking about plastic, and this challenge might be part of this project, at least for the preparation… I have been concerned by ecology for a while. I’ve made a first movie few years ago, talking about Wwoofing in New-Zealand (people giving a hand in organic farms, to learn, exchange, travel..). It pushed me to take more care of what I was doing, and to try to transmit to other people what I had learned.
I try to take less plane. I use mostly public transport (train, subway) and bike. No more plastic shower gel bottle for a few years already. No more plastic bags too in the supermarket (even if all the organic vegetables are in plastic sealed bags so that you can not try to pass them as « non organic », which are less expensive). I also reduced my meat consumption (once or twice a week instead of once or twice a day as I use to do). The economy made by this way permits me to buy more organic products. I should just go to street markets or only organic supermarkets to have it with less or no plastic…
I’ve heard about the great garbage pacific patch only a few months ago. I didn’t realize until then that we had such a big trouble with plastic. I’m now wondering what I could do on my side to fight this as you are doing it here… Well, let’s go for the plastic challenge.