Last year there was a very powerful video posted by the
Leatherback Trust of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck up her nostril . This example highlights the very real impact straws are having on wildlife.
more “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 2. Straws”
Researchers at the
Ellen Macarthur Foundation have found that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean (by weight), than fish This could be up to an astonishing 900 million tonnes of plastic. (Source: The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics). more “Do you want plastic with that?”
A new initiative,
Global Fishing Watch, has just been announced. Their goal is to bring accountability to the global fishing industries by providing a public monitoring service available to anyone. more “Global Fishing Watch Initiative”
There is a misconception that mindfulness is some kind of religious Buddhist ceremony or complex meditation technique. In fact, mindfulness is simply about being aware of your actions or condition.
more “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 1. Mindfulness”
An international group of 90 NGO’s has recently come together to lay out a vision for a future free from plastic pollution. Including some of the global leading organisations such as
Greenpeace, Oceana, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Friends of the Earth and the Taiwan Watch Institute, the Break Free from Plastic Coalition is looking to raise the awareness of plastic pollution and the increasing impact it is having on the earth’s ecosystems. more “A New Major Global Plastic Free Movement”
In 1975, a Business Week article predicted the imminent arrival of the paperless office. The arrival of office automation would, in theory at least, eliminate the need for office paper. The assumption was simple, with the arrival of personal computers the need for paper copies would be eliminated.
So now, 40 years later, how are we doing?
more “The Paperless Office – How Are We Going?”
Sometimes, it is hard to believe that the problems with plastic are as drastic as some people say. So just how big a problem do we have?
Below is a fantastic graphic by
CustomMade in Partnership with Ghergich & Co, which gives a great visual on the scale of the problem we face. Take a look and see what you think. more “Are things spiralling out of control….”
One Brown Planet had the pleasure to help out the RE-THINK 重新思考group of volunteers, at a beach clean in Bali Province, close to Taipei. We were joined by over 400 other volunteers, and together we helped collect over 1500 kgs of garbage on the beach. more “Beach Clean – Bali Province, Taiwan”