A couple of years ago I made a decision to stop drinking from plastic bottles, all plastic bottles. The results of which may surprise you. Continue reading “Drinking Plastic”
If you have been paying attention to the news lately, you may have noticed lots of talk about Plastic Straw bans. But what’s the point? I mean straws represent less than 0.1% of all the plastic waste we throw away. How can a ban possibly have any effect? Continue reading “Is A Plastic Straw Ban Really So Important?”
Ask anyone, they will tell you, I am sure, they are not responsible for the plastic pollution. “But I always dispose of my waste properly! I always recycle when possible!”, you will hear them say. But, if no-one is responsible, how does so much end up in the rivers and the ocean?
This year, the Taiwan National Cleanup Day was scheduled to run on the 20th May 2018. What preceded was to be months of planning, running around, last minute cancellations and meltdowns. In the end, how did it all go? Continue reading “Taiwan National Cleanup 2018 – The Results”
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart” – Elizabeth Andrew
Come join us for this year’s 2018 National Cleanup Day in Taiwan – Sunday 20th May Continue reading “The Taiwan National Cleanup Day – 20th May 2018”
Every once in a while you come across a project so inspiring, you cannot help but be moved by it. Although this article is about zero waste, it is really a story about empowering women and respecting the struggles they endure everyday. Continue reading “Zero Waste – Empowering Women”
It seemed to start very slowly at first. Hardly anyone seemed to notice. But then, something changed.
Has the fight against plastic pollution now begun in earnest? Continue reading “Beginning Of The Revolution? – Fight Against Plastic Pollution”
Taiwan’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a new round of policies, including a plastic bag ban, aimed at restricting free shopping bags which took effect starting January 1, 2018.
If only there was a way to keep fruits and vegetables fresh…… Continue reading “Plastic Wrapped – The Fight Against Ourselves”
It was Sunday, the 22nd October 2017 and beach cleaning day! A chance to give back to our environment and also to catch up with some good friends. No-one could have imagined what was about to happen next. And it was only after we arrived at Jinshan beach did we learn the truth about plastic. Continue reading “After the Storm – The Inconvenient Truth About Plastic Pollution”