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. Continue reading “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? Continue reading “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. Continue reading “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. Continue reading “Beach Clean – Bali Province, Taiwan”
Biodegradable Plastic – When we see this written on our disposable shopping bags, children’s diapers or food containers we automatically think we are doing the right thing by buying it in preference to regular non-biodegradable plastic. But are we?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Continue reading “Biodegradable Plastic?”
As our time in Thailand comes to an end, I thought would be nice to write a few words about our incredible time in this most beautiful Country.
Although we moved to Thailand ready for life as an “Ex-Pat”, things turned out a little different to how I imagined. Continue reading “Goodbye Thailand”
Finally, Beach Clean The Movie! Continue reading “Beach Cleaning in Thailand – Video”
Another awesome beach clean with the team from Project – Koh Rin Island and One Brown Planet. Today we had 24 volunteers and spent a great day snorkeling, eating great food from Baba eating house. And of course, cleaning the beach at Koh Rin.