Is A Plastic Straw Ban Really So Important?
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?”
Plastic Pollution Everywhere – But How Does It Get There?
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?
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The Taiwan National Cleanup Day – 20th May 2018
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart” – Elizabeth Andrew
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Zero Waste – Empowering Women
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”
One Less Plastic Straw Campaign
Here is an incredible effort of some young people in the US. They shared their story with me in the hope of reaching more people to join their global effort to reduce the usage of plastic straws. Have a quick read and learn all about it. Then join them 😊 Continue reading “One Less Plastic Straw Campaign”
Beginning Of The Revolution? – Fight Against Plastic Pollution
It seemed to start very slowly at first. Hardly anyone seemed to notice. But then, something changed.
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The Litter Bug – Polluting our Planet
By Patrick Rogers, Aged 13
Second in our series of school children guest bloggers is Patrick Rogers from All Hallows High School, close to Preston in the United Kingdom. After reading Patrick’s blog you get the impression that he is pretty upset with the disregard humans are showing the Earth. All this littering and polluting is taking its toil! It is great to hear such passion from someone so young and I hope he continues his fight for a better planet in the future!
Please feel free to leave comments below, about Patrick’s blog or some of the solutions you think will help prevent litter from polluting our planet.
Plastic Pollution – Will My Future Be Rubbish?
By Shannon Murphy (Aged 14)
How many half empty water bottles do you have in your car? Or half full? Are you part of the plastic pollution problem?
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52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 15. Coffee Pods, an Environmental Problem
Single-use coffee pods have become a status symbol around the world. The reality is, that coffee has now become part of the global environmental disaster that is our disposable economy. There are now billions of the sleek aluminium and plastic capsules ending up in landfill every year. There has to be a better way!
Maybe even something that George Clooney would approve of?