- 20 Locations Across Taiwan
- 600+ Volunteers
- 8600kg Trash Collected
“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”
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.
Most of us are probably unaware of the dangers of Asbestos and in particular safe Asbestos Waste Reduction. Did you know that Asbestos is still regularly found in many homes over 30 years old? Virgil Anderson, who now suffers from asbestos cancer, has written extensively about this issue and writes about what we can do if we come across asbestos at home or work.
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.
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”
Here’s an interesting fact. In developed Countries, we waste over 1/3 of all our edible food. That’s up to 120kgs of food waste per person, every year. Are we mad? Continue reading “Food Waste – What Does It Really Cost”
A friend of mine recently made an interesting point, “Why do you still bother beach cleaning? More trash will just get washed up the next day and your efforts don’t make any difference in the big scheme of things!”
Fair enough! But then it got me thinking about why I still bother after 3 years of cleaning? Continue reading “Beach Cleaning – What’s the Point Actually?”