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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How Women Struggle – Living on $10 a Day
The minimum daily salary mandated by the Thailand government increased this year to THB330 (US$10) a day.
Could you live on $10 a day?
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”
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.
Has the fight against plastic pollution now begun in earnest? Continue reading “Beginning Of The Revolution? – Fight Against Plastic Pollution”
Reusable Feminine Hygiene Products vs. Disposables: What Comes Out Ahead?
Recently on One Brown Planet, we uncovered a vast but largely ignored environmental issue, the disposable of sanitary products. Almost 500 million pads are discarded into landfill every month! This week our guest writer, Jackie Bolen, pits disposables against reusables to see which one really does provide the best product for women.
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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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DIY Workshops – Rag Rugs for the Homeless (Session 1)
As part of our new Upcycle series, One Brown Planet was proud to host the very first DIY rag rug DIY workshop. So, on Sunday the 26th Feb a group of 20 volunteers gathered at the Red Room in Taipei to help make rugs for the local homeless. Continue reading “DIY Workshops – Rag Rugs for the Homeless (Session 1)”
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?