The Future of the World’s Best Beaches

The news that plastic is bad for the ocean is hardly a new idea. It’s where the carrier bag charge came from and bore great success in driving people to reuse their bags, rather than have them end up in the ocean, endangering the native sealife.

The hard work can’t stop there however, as we still rely heavily on plastics and they’re plaguing our oceans - you may have even heard of island of plastics drifting out at sea. It’s thought plastics can take hundreds of years to decompose, with some items never decomposing, which is why we need to think more carefully when it comes to our habits when it comes to plastic.

We all love a nice trip to the beach, but unless we address these issues surrounding plastics, we could see some of the world’s best beaches succumb to plastic pollution. To give you an idea of how this could look, we’ve mocked up five examples from Tripadvisor’s 2018 ‘Travellers’ Choice for Best Beaches in the World’ to show how our beaches could soon look:

1. Grace Bay - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Tucked into the east of the island, and north of West Indies, Grace Bay is fantastic place to soak up the sun or dip into the crystal blue ocean.

2. Baia do Sancho - Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Situated on a archipelago off the coast of Brazil, Baia do Sancho feels secluded, with a large rim of cliffs dropping straight to the beach.

3. Varadero Beach - Varadero, Cuba

With a sandy white beach and a picturesque blue ocean, there is nowhere better to enjoy a cocktail or two.

4. Eagle Beach - Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

Located on the island of Aruba, Eagle Beach is afforded a little shade by trees on one portion of the sandy strip.

5. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

A long strip of Cayman coast, the coral-sand beach is much visited and considered part of the luxurious area of the island.

If you’re looking to recycle more of the materials you produce, at Powerday we have dedicated plastic recycling services. We help you divert your waste away from landfill sites and ensure that plastic is processed and put back into use one more.

Contact our professional, friendly team today to discuss your waste management requirements and we’ll help tailor a solution to your needs.