Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

Plastic Water Bottles - Environmental Impacts
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·01·21
Water is as important to humans as air. Having clean drinkable water available at all times wherever we are, is essential. People who do not have drinkable water running in their home pipes often turn to one option; bottled water. For this reason, the most used container is the plastic bottle. The world buys a […]
Multiple countries and actors call for a global agreement in the lead up to Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
07·28·21
This month is  Plastic Free July which is celebrated across the globe.  It encourages millions of people to be part of the solution to the single-use plastic waste problem at home, work, school, and even at restaurants. So, we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.    The global coronavirus pandemic heightened the plastic pollution […]
12 Alternatives to Wet Wipes
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·09·21
Every time we flush wet wipes that contain plastics they slowly release microplastics and toxins into the waterways and land. Furthermore, there’s also a major challenge of wipes blocking sewage systems. Due to this growing concern, there’s a need to consider plastic-free alternatives to wet wipes. Here's 12 best alternatives to wet wipes.
#Maskuary Campaign Art Shows Debut at the London Climate Action Week
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
06·07·21
The unforeseen occurrence of the global covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the use of unmanageable levels of biomedical plastic protective equipment (PPE) which have played significant roles in protecting people during the COVID-19 pandemic at a great cost to the environment. The widespread use of single-use PPE created a massive disruption in the supply chain […]
Carry a Reusable Coffee Cup
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·21
If you’re an avid coffee drinker, the chances are that you need your morning boost daily. Our coffee fix often entails taking a trip to the coffee shop. Unfortunately, single-use coffee cups are no fix for the environment. Whether it’s the paper cups for a hot drink or the plastic for an iced beverage, they […]
20 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Waste (at home)
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·19·21
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 consume is necessary. In this […]
Plastic Pollution Facts & Statistics
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09·12·20
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.
11 Plastic Documentary Films to Watch
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·07·20
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.
What Happens to Our Plastic Waste?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·06·20
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.
Business Moves to Reduce Plastic Waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
07·13·20
Plastic Free July encourages us to reduce our plastic waste. Businesses are stepping up too with some truly inspirational ideas.
Innovations Working to Reduce Ocean-Bound Plastics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·04·20
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.
Plastic in Healthcare and Hospitals
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·03·20
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. 
How Many Plastic Bags are in the Ocean?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
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 our Oceans?
Choose Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic Cutlery
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Single-use plastic cutlery is one more item to absolutely refuse while moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle. If you want to live more sustainably and ethically, then all single-use plastic has to go. We need to break our reliance on non-biodegradable fossil fuel products and transition to a low carbon society. Breaking our plastic addiction is […]
Best Plastic Free Chewing Gum - Choose Your Gum Wisely
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Every item we buy, including the tiny ones, have more impact than we realise. Unfortunately, many of these small purchasing decisions could come with negative consequences. Chewing gum is one decision that could hurt people and the planet. Thankfully today you can choose plastic free chewing gum. 
How Can We Reduce Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·28·20
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. 
Stainless Steel vs. Plastic Water Bottles
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·23·20
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 saying no to plastic bottles […]
International Coastal Cleanup Day - Everything You Need to Know
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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. 
Paving Roads with Plastic Waste
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03·30·20
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, we need to find ways […]
7 Brands Making Eco-Conscious Ocean Plastic Jewelry
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
03·18·20
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. 
The Rise of Communities Going Plastic Free
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·31·20
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 can in fact go plastic-free. 
8 Benefits of Eco-Friendly Plastic
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01·31·20
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 are the benefits of eco-friendly […]
Banning Single Use Plastic Bags - Ban the Bag
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01·23·20
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 everything from carrying school lunches […]
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