Help Make our World a More Beautiful Place to Live In

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.  ~David Orr

Be careful of the Environment you choose, because it will shape you. And this is exactly why we are encouraging, perhaps begging, all our Faithful Fans to help us collect as many bags of litter as possible over the weekend of World Environment Day.

It is a great way to get the kids and your community involved – grab a few bags and head out to your local park, beach or even street and get picking! Send us photographs, letting us know how many bags you were able to fill of trash, and together hopefully those bags will make a mountain of difference.

We’d love to add your photos to an album on Facebook, to inspire others next year to join in as we reach for higher targets of bags filled of rubbish.

So come on all of you that call yourselves, Faithful to Nature – help spread the word to make a world of difference and let’s inspire many others to do the same!

Some unsettling but important information on why litter causes so much damage:

Litter hurts animals. Many small animals crawl into bottles or jars and get stuck and slowly starve to death. Animals get caught in plastic six pack rings, plastic bags, fishing line and a multitude of throwaways. Birds that are stuck, can’t fly away from danger. Sometimes animals caught in six pack rings are strangled as they grow too big for the opening. Animals get cut, infected and die. Every year, millions of birds, fish and animals die from litter.

Litter reduces the quality of air and soil.

Litter also harms plants and degrades natural areas. When litter like is dumped, it can kill or stunt plant growth.

Litter carries Germs: Scavengers, such as rats are drawn to lots of litter. Rats are carriers of many types of diseases that make people ill.

Litter cost communities. Clean communities have a better chance of attracting new business and residents and tourists.

Litter hurts people. Every year there are numerous vehicle accidents caused by litter. People in these accidents are injured and sometimes even killed in their attempts to avoid litter in the roadways. Young children fall on litter in playgrounds, get cut and need medical attention.

Litter harms water quality. Careless dumping of hazardous waste seeps into surrounding soil and cause ground water pollution.

Litter is Expensive: The amount of money being spent picking up litter could be used in repairing roads, hiring more fireman and police.

Litter makes people sad.

6 Comments
  • sueingram
    Posted at 12:57h, 27 May Reply

    Fabulous idea, but can I suggest everyone collects rubbish in 2 bags – one for the items that are recyclable and the other for that which cannot be sent to the recycling depot. At the end of the day you will be able to see how much of the rubbish out there can be recycled instead of being sent to landfill.

  • Robyn Astl
    Posted at 10:10h, 30 May Reply

    Hi Sue, that is a wonderful idea. Thank you for the contribution. Will be very interesting to see what the outcome is or recyclable to non-recyclable litter.

  • joandersone
    Posted at 12:36h, 01 June Reply

    Truly inspirational! Definitely going to buy myself some magnesium oil. Can one put it in their bath? Any tried and tested stories that you know of?

  • joandersone
    Posted at 12:37h, 01 June Reply

    Thanks for the wealth of helpful info!

  • joandersone
    Posted at 12:39h, 01 June Reply

    Are there any other minerals like calcium that one doesn’t need to take orally? I really don’t like taking calcium tablets because it’s like swallowing chalk. Similarly I don’t like taking capsules of Omegas because I don’t like the idea of swallowing plastic. Can you suggest alternatives?

  • Robyn Astl
    Posted at 13:04h, 02 June Reply

    Hi Jo, I would not recommend that you put the magnesium oil in the bath, it will be a lot more effective sprayed direct onto the skin. Apart from this transdermal spray, all other supplements we stock should be taken orally, but I suggest that you look at our powders and superfoods and look at making smoothies – this is a really fun way to get your daily intake of necessary supplements. Please do not hesitate to email us on support@faithful-to-nature.co.za if you have any more questions.

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