Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

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23·01·20
As consumers, for decades we could shop and rely on plastic bags. Even when purchasing single items, we would happily walk out of the shop carrying them in a plastic bag. Many people then chose to use these plastic bags to collect rubbish around the home or re-use them for […]
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26·09·19
Around 10 per cent of the plastic that we produce ends up in our oceans. However, science and innovation now present us with the choice to replace standard plastic bags with either degradable or biodegradable variants. Hence, let's take a look a look at what the difference is between degradable […]
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14·11·19
We all know what plastic is and we all use it. There is no getting away from this man-made material. In many ways we have become reliant on plastic, for our packaging, to store food, through to toys, plastic chairs and dozens of more applications. However, as environmental concerns grow […]
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14·02·19
Plastic straws are almost always used only once before being disposed of. Further, they really are non-essential (we can drink soda without right?). Plastic straws are single-use, lightweight, and made from Polypropylene, a material which isn’t easily recycled and degrades slowly. As a result, the negative environmental impact of plastic […]
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
18·03·20
Today more and more eco-conscious brands are creating ocean plastic jewelry. Here we’ve curated 6 of our favourite brands who use plastic waste collected from the ocean to create beautiful and wearable jewelry. 
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17·03·19
Plastic straws are becoming a no go area for diners across the world. This is good news There have been various steps across the world to ban plastic straws. Several US cities, most notably Seattle and Miami Beach have banned plastic straws. The biggest move so far has been the European Parliament […]
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12·09·20
Fish and sea mammals, including whales and seagulls, suffer from complications every year due to plastic ingestion. Around the world, countries are imposing bans and tight restrictions on plastic use to curb this waste. Beyond ocean plastics, the plastic pollution facts show us the magnitude of this (growing) problem.
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06·01·20
Plastics have overtaken our lands and water bodies. When researchers invented plastics in the 19th century, manufacturers immediately embraced this product as the next economic gold. Plastics made everything cheaper to produce… and dispose. Today, they’ve become a poison to our environment and we cannot get rid of them.  It is […]

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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
19·02·21
Plastic bottles and bags are usually single-use items; people use and dispose of them without little or no thought of recycling. Plastics are rapidly expanding as a section of municipal solid waste. It is a fact that plastic is not great for the environment; therefore, reducing how much plastic we […]
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·08·20
We often refer to the media as a reflection of society, or perhaps, our reality. These plastic documentaries to watch bring to the fore the aggressive global problem that is plastic pollution.
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·08·20
Plastic is not something that we can just use and then forget about. What happens to our plastic waste is a problem for our environment, on a scale which we cannot ignore. Plastic waste affects Earth's ecosystems and has a profound negative impact on the environment, wildlife and people.
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BY Sam Colyer ·
13·07·20
Plastic Free July encourages us to reduce our plastic waste. Businesses are stepping up too with some truly inspirational ideas.
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·07·20
The current news and statistics about plastics in our ocean are, in a simple word, depressing. Innovations working to reduce ocean-bound plastics are just some of the stories that can give us hope for the future of our environment.
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
03·06·20
Anyone trying to live sustainably will easily discover how challenging it can be to remove single-use plastics from their lives. That’s only in homes and the everyday workplace. Eliminating single-use plastic use in healthcare and hospitals is an even more challenging issue. 
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
30·05·20
Globally, we use (a shocking) 5 trillion plastic bags each year. That is more than 700 a year for each individual on Earth and 160,000 every second! We use around 100 billion plastic bags each year in the US alone. How many of these plastic bags find their way into […]
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
28·05·20
Experts estimate that about 8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans every year. These numbers are overwhelming and as changemakers, it's hard to imagine how we can reduce plastic pollution in the ocean. But sustainability begins at home. 
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
23·04·20
Many of us are now trying our best to reject single-use plastics whenever we can. Plastics can, of course, be very useful materials. But there is a range of reasons why single-use items, such as plastic bottles, have no place in our modern world. Thankfully, we have the option of […]
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04·04·20
As far as making a difference to our environment goes, it doesn’t get much bigger than the International Coastal Cleanup Day. This annual event involves people across the globe in beach clean-ups. The Coastal Cleanup Day takes place on the third Saturday of September. 
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30·03·20
Plastic waste. Today, we all now have an understanding of the role we need to play when it comes to reducing waste. This is particularly true when it comes to plastic. We also all appreciate that continually depleting our oil reserves to create new plastic is not sustainable. As such, […]
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
31·01·20
Our entire environment is facing a number of significant challenges. With growing awareness and a growing consumer backlash to single-use plastic, we’re starting to see whole communities going plastic-free. People are coming together to do their bit, mobilising and making changes where they live. In doing so showing that whole communities […]
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31·01·20
As useful as it might be, plastic is a bit of a menace when it comes to our environment. This handy material has been used in manufacturing for decades. It provides us with so many solutions yet is traditional plastic soon to be a thing of the past? And what […]
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17·12·19
Humans are creatures of habit as they say and this is true for the way in which we use plastic in the bathroom. If we stop and take a look around, the bathroom is littered with plastic packaging and items. From shower gels housed in single-use plastic to cotton buds […]
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