So a few weeks ago I went along to talk by Jason Lewis who is the first person to circumnavigate the world using only his man powered devices. It took him 13 years to do it, he spent a hundred and 13 days crossing the Atlantic in little more than a large sealed kayak. In world where it possible to fly London to New York in a few hours why would he do it. Maybe it is not about the speed but about the Journey. His trip is something so unique most of us/all of us will never experience it. So what did he learn from his trip. Well he now gives talks/training on sustainability.
After this talk I took the decision that my Business would no longer stock polystyrene cups or plates. On Jason travels he came across island’s where this sort waste was washing up on the beaches. Business can do more I am always surprised that more people do not use rechargeable batteries, Led lighting where there are considerable savings to be made. We always make a point of getting Eco friendly solutions into the shop and staff are trained to explain the difference in the products.
I would go one step further though and encourage customers or readers of this to write/email their local politician to encourage a ban on such products being sold at all. While they are cheaper in the long-term they enormously harmful for future generations use of the environment. The Isle of Man is long way behind recycling compared to the UK and the UK is far beyond Europe.
JASON LEWIS is
recognized by Guinness World Records as the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails – ie, walking, cycling, skating across land, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans.