Did you know that our clothing, cosmetics but even shampoo and toothpaste and many other products often contain microplastics? These small plastics can’t be filtered out very well in our sewage systems so they end up in the ocean. Plankton and small fish mistake the microplastics for food and consume it. And guess who eats the plankton? Yes, the fish we eat (or hopefully reading the above you don’t anymore). So we pollute the marine life and then we pollute ourselves. You can make a choice in what you buy, there are many alternatives on the market and easy to find on the internet.
Don’t litter (obviously!) and put your garbage consequently in the recycling bins. Even if some garbage is not fully recycled sometimes, by offering our garbage separated to the right channels we can push the industry and government to change and find ways to recycle everything in the end.