Millions of tons of tiny microplastics from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems. this is the stark warning issued by the united nations in a report on the most dangerous environmental problems facing the world today. support us at bigblueoceancleanup.org and follow us to join the #bigbluemovement! 🐋 ♻️
Goedemorgen en welkom bij een nieuwe ‘ #wiezeeftdiesaved ‘. er ligt nog genoeg plastic bij #treasurekuil4 dus mocht je je geroepen voelen; be my guest. zoals je kunt zien zitten er ook stukjes hout en schelpen tussen maar het merendeel is plastic.
Looking forward to going to kauai this week to show off adrift, a collection by stacey g jewelry. i am proud of what i’ve created with the wreckage that this microplastic is. but i will be most proud when i see it out there on shelves, getting into the hands of people who might not have any idea what micro plastics are. then she will read the tag on her new piece of jewelry and find its made from ocean debris that is choking our oceans to death. maybe that person will buy groceries differently, won’t purchase coffee drinks in plastic cups, sipping from plastic straws, and maybe she will be more aware of legislation that is out there trying to ban plastic and foam, in the name of saving our oceans, our mother earth. this sweet painting is called poipu sunbathers, kauai, by gray malin. 🏝
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We spent some time at the vancouver aquarium this week, which we absolutely loved. one of the most striking exhibits was on plastics and their affects on marine life. we have all seen the photos of marine animals entangled in nets and bags, but we didn't realize was the affect our clothing can have. every time we wash our clothes, small fibers come off and are sent down the drain.
it is a real dilemma, as we own several pieces made from synthetic materials, like fleece. i guess we will start to limit the times we wash our gear, in an attempt to limit the amount of plastic fibers that are being discharged.
I finally got stainless straws😄💖
it was $10 including 4 straws, a brush and a pouch😉
who wants to contribute to reducing the waste?
who loves the beautiful ocean of the earth?
let's start doing anything you can do today.
Per sensibilizzare gli animi in modo diretto, delle rappresentazioni tristemente vere della realtà che ci circorda, che affligge gli oceani e non solo.
ricordiamoci di essere umani, di avere la possibilità e il dovere di proteggere l'ambiente in cui viviamo, di proteggerne le risorse, di proteggere noi stessi.
did you know there's probably plastic in your morning brew?
a lot of companies use polyproplyene to seal their tea bags which means throwing your morning brew on the compost heap is also puting microplastics in your soil.
one answer to this is loose leaf tea. it does make tea drinking more of an event and there's something a little bit tasty about a n***d cuppa.
the other answer is to shop about for tea companies who are making changes in how they make their tea bags. unfortunately this option is pricey, but more and more companies are making the right moves to stop putting heat sealant plastics in their bags.
as far as we have been able to find out the following bags are plastic free:
twinings pyramid teabags
pg tips pyramid tea bags (bioplastic)
tetleys catering range. (bioplastic tea bags can only be composted in industrial composters. therefore dont put these bags in your household compost, only kerbside food waste collections.) as far as we know the following use polypropylene in their bags:
taylor's of harrogate
and these are the tea bags that are working towards being plastic free:
I’m finishing this product and thought i was starting to like this physical exfoliator from @malinandgoetz .
however, having learned about how 90% of our salt contains microplastics i turned to my products and started looking. i was sure this one was “eco-friendly” because it uses jojoba meal instead of plastics as the physical exfoliator. i looked closer and saw that one of the popular microplastic called polylactic acid. on their website it is listed as “eco-friendly polylactic beads”. sorry still sounds like plastic to me. yes the ingredient listed is polylactic acid. i won’t be buying this one again. there are other ways to physically exfoliate - plus i prefer chemical exfoliation anyways. .