Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

33 Plastic Pollution Quotes Provoking Action and Awareness
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01·06·20
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 important to create awareness on […]
How to go Plastic Free in the Bathroom
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12·17·19
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 and toothbrushes, not forgetting the […]
Run a Local Beach Cleanup Event
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12·16·19
From newspapers to a multitude of social impact posts, it is almost impossible to avoid reports on plastic waste. What’s more, many of these reports relate to plastic waste that litters our beaches. Today, and thankfully, concerned citizens are grouping together to do their bit. From individuals or small groups through to large global beach […]
The Effect of Plastic Waste on Marine Life
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12·08·19
Today, we commonly use a range of plastic products in everyday life. Due to their lightweight and durable qualities we find plastics in a host of different products. Unfortunately, plastic ends up in the marine environment after having been discarded. When you take the time to walk along just about any beach, you can find […]
Plastic Waste Free Schools
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11·19·19
For years we have been increasing our plastic consumption and in turn, the amount that gets disposed of. Sadly incorrectly disposed of plastic can now be found throughout much or our natural environment. Even despite increases in awareness and recycling, We are now at the point where trillions of pieces of plastic are in our […]
The Life Cycle of Plastic
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11·14·19
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 its useful to take a […]
Different Types Of Plastic Waste. What Types of Plastic Can we Recycle?
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10·30·19
Around the world, we use a colossal amount of plastic each day. Incorrectly disposed of plastic can collect in the Ocean where it can cause harm to marine life as they either ingest or become entangled in our waste. As awareness of this problem grows it can be helpful to understand the many different types […]
Say No To Plastic Bottles
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10·10·19
Plastic bottles offer us a simple and convenient solution that allows us to drink on the move and store many other types of liquids. However, over the decades, our reliance on plastic bottles has contributed to a global problem with plastic waste. Much of it down to growing demand, the single-use nature of much of […]
Difference Between Degradable and Biodegradable Plastic Bags
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09·26·19
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 and biodegradable plastic bags? And […]
Plastic Straws Infographic The Last Straw - Calling Time on Plastic Straws
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08·10·19
Plastic straws get a bad rap. These ever-present modern-day tools serve a simple function, helping us suck our drinks down without putting cups to our mouths. Arguably totally un-essential (except those that may require them due to physical limitations) we use them once and throw them away. But times are changing. Companies are choosing to […]
How To Reduce Plastic Waste In The Office?
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05·15·19
Plastic, plastic everywhere. It's not just at the supermarket and at home that we can make individual improvements, We can also look at our work and office environments for simple solutions to cut down the amount of plastic that we consume.
How To Reduce Plastic Waste - What We've Learnt.
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BY Brad Frankel ·
04·03·19
Brad Frankel at flogglebinder has travelled for 20 years to 50 countries. Here explores what he's learnt when it comes to plastic waste. "It doesn’t take long to realise the big problems. It’s not climate change, sea levels rising, hunger, poverty, inequality or plastic - its behaviour."
Can Plastic Straws Be Recycled? How To Dispose of Plastic Straws
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03·17·19
It is said that we get through a staggering 500 million straws a day in the US. These small plastic tubes of convenience pose a disproportionate impact on the environment due to their lightweight and the sheer volume that we get through. Unfortunately, they are not easily or always recycled. Knowing how to dispose of […]
Do We Really Need A Plastic Straw Ban?
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03·17·19
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 voting for a complete ban […]
Plastic Straws Environmental Impact - Why Are Straws Bad?
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02·14·19
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 straws is disproportionate compared to […]
History of Plastic Straws - How Did They Become So Popular?
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02·13·19
This brief history of plastic straws looks their early uses in ancient times through to the modern day. From ancient times used to drink beer from ancient gourds, through to their modern-day popularity, originally helping alleviate health concerns from sharing glasses in Americ's soda fountains. Right up to current times when it seems no takeaway […]
Ocean Plastic And Pirates: The Trouble With Wilderness
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·24·18
The issue of ocean plastics hit our TV screens with the BBC’s Blue Planet II, a national debate was sparked, and now public pressure is accelerating policy change. On the surface, this issue appears to be a product of our ultra-modern obsession with plastics, but in reality, the issue has a deeper, darker history. Ultimately, […]
FabLittleBag: The Fab Way to Fight Ocean Pollution
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BY Martha Silcott ·
08·24·18
FabLittleBag aims to reduce aquatic pollution by providing a feel-good alternative to flushing tampons and pads – with the help of a FabLittleBag! The mission is to a) help to keep used sanitary items out of the rivers, seas and off our beaches and b) to make sanitary disposal a feel good, confident experience. Also, […]
WasteShark: Plastic - Eating Drones
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BY Richard Hardiman ·
08·23·18
Richard Hardiman, the accidental environmentalist, speaks honestly about his entrepreneurial journey, discovering a passion for drones and plastic recycling he never dreamed of, and how the creative, entrepreneurial side lies in each of us- waiting to be unleashed. RanMarine Technology B.V. has just launched Waste Shark, their first product. These fully autonomous drones swim through the […]
Waste Free Oceans: Transforming Ocean Plastics
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·16·18
The Waste Free Oceans Foundation’s main goal is to reduce the global impact of marine litter. By mobilising fisheries, recyclers, manufacturers and policymakers, Waste Free Oceans aims to reduce, recycle and ultimately reuse marine litter, mitigating the impact on both the environment and natural resources.
Plastic Whale: Turning Plastic into Adventures
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BY Marius Smit ·
08·10·18
Plastic Whale is the first professional plastic fishing company in the world and they turn the collected plastics into stunning furniture. They aim to “create economic value from plastic waste, involving as many people as possible”. In the last year, they’ve launched a furniture range, have a fleet of ten design boats made from Amsterdam […]
Wet Wipes & Plastic: The Hidden Menace?
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BY Olivia Rosane ·
08·06·18
2018 has seen the United Kingdom join the fight against ocean plastics in a big way. On January 9th, the ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics went into effect, and in February the Queen herself entered the fray, banning plastic bottles and straws from Royal properties. But one enemy combatant has escaped this recent round […]
Will The ‘Latte Levy’ Actually Tackle Ocean Plastics?
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BY Brad Frankel ·
06·27·18
The ‘latte levy’– a new tax on disposable plastic cups- has hit the UK headlines this week. Brad Frankel gives his expert opinion as a marine conservationist and co-founder of Flooglebinder, a sustainable travel and education company.
Are Local Communities The Key To Tackling Plastic in the Ocean?
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BY Samanta Skrivere ·
06·26·18
Meet Sam from Ministry of Waste who tackles beach plastics in the Philippines and connects local communities to global leaders of sustainability and waste industry innovators to tackle the issue of plastic in the ocean. She speaks honestly on the power of local communities and how starting her project gave her life a deeper sense […]
Washed Ashore: Can Art and Education Change Attitudes on Plastic Waste?
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BY Angela Haseltine Pozzi ·
06·26·18
It takes someone special to see the world in a different light and encourage others to do the same, just like Washed Ashore’s vision and the phenomenonal talent of its founder,  Angela Haseltine Pozzi. Frank, one of the team, gives us an insider’s look to this team of artists, visionaries and public educators.
5 Ways To Tackle Ocean Plastics
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
01·12·18
As consumers, we all know plastics are everywhere. We've produced more plastic in the last 10 years than in the whole of the 20th century and 50% of the plastics we use, we use only just once. From the Arctic where the majority of UK plastics end up to the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone […]
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