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Ever wonder what exactly the great pacific garbage patch is?🌊🌀 turns out it’s not an island of trash, it’s more like a giant swirl of microplastic soup! the gpgp is the world’s largest collection of floating trash (one of many garbage patches in the world’s oceans). it lies between hawaii and california in the middle of the pacific ocean. it’s primarily made up of discarded fishing gear (ghost gear) & microplastic debris. plastic litter that enters the oceans from rivers and coastlines is carried to the middle of the ocean via large ocean currents. recent estimates put the gpgp at approximately 3 times the size of france and growing! what can you do to help clean up the oceans? reduce your plastic use!
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📸 @sustainablecoastlineshawaii #greatpacificgarbagepatch #marinedebris #cleancoastlines #hawaii #oceancleanup #microplastics #plasticocean #plasticpollutes #plasticpollution #ocean #planetorplastic #environment #cleanup #bethechange #saynotoplastic #oceanplastic #plasticbag #noplastic #eco #lesswaste #saveourseas #noplanetb #beachclean
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Reposting @banish.au:⠀
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"this is just a portion of the plastic the @coastalcleanupcrew picked up on the weekend. when you're doing your own beach cleanup don't over look the small pieces they are the ones that we need to pick up even more than the big bits as they are the perfect size for our wildlife to swallow⠀
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#fortheocean #cleanupcrew #beachcleanup #plasticpollution #microplastics #cleanupaustralia #take3forthesea #plasticocean #protectouroceans #saveourseas #plasticfreeforthesea #stemthetide #choosetorefuse #noexcuseforsingleuse #sustainability #plastic #plasticfree #ocean #australia"
18 501 4 weeks ago
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here comes the rain again
falling on my head like a memory
falling on my head like a new emotion
i want to walk in the open wind...🎵
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there's something groundhog day about getting soaked through picking up disposable dental flossers! dropped? littered? flushed down the toilet? gah! no matter how they got here... they don't belong on a beach. might just have wished that the owner's teeth all fall out if they litter/flush them again!
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#singing #beachcomber #greyday #walkingintherain #beachclean #protectwhatyoulove #2minutebeachclean #marineconservation #marinelife #oceanplastic #plasticpollution #keepwalestidy #dontflush #dentalfloss #flosspick #floss #emptybeach #onthebeach #surfersagainstsewage #microplastics #beachwalk #walescoast #yearofthesea #coastline #seashore #underwaterworld #beachplastic #nothingisordinary #mytinyatlas 🎵 #herecomestherainagain @eurythmicsmusic
12 141 4 weeks ago
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! 🐋 ♻️
11 271 July 2018
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.
20 223 July 2018
This is just a portion of the plastic the @coastalcleanupcrew picked up on the weekend. when you're doing your own beach cleanup don't over look the small pieces they are the ones that we need to pick up even more than the big bits as they are the perfect size for our wildlife to swallow
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#fortheocean #cleanupcrew #beachcleanup #plasticpollution #microplastics #cleanupaustralia #take3forthesea #plasticocean #protectouroceans #saveourseas #plasticfreeforthesea #stemthetide #choosetorefuse #noexcuseforsingleuse #sustainability #plastic #plasticfree #ocean #australia
7 203 4 weeks ago
🔹~ d e s i g n ~ 🔻
the majority of the 300 million tons of plastic produced every year isn’t recycled, and recycling that does happen typically happens at an industrial scale in factories using equipment that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. a growing number of designers are using a set of open source easy to build tools to recycle plastic and manufacture new plastic products on their own. #design #reduce #reuse #plastic•


#repost @blueplanetsociety
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quick #beachclean in the north of #scotland. the barnacles on this @cocacola bottle give you an idea of the persistence of single-use #plastic when it's in the #ocean. #plasticfree #oceancleanup #cleanseas #pollution #singleuseplastic #microplastics
2 532 May 2018
I numeri dell’inquinamento da plastiche sono impressionanti. l’unione europea conta circa 100mila tonnellate di plastica, solamente quelle che provengono dalle coste, ma il numero aumenta a dismisura se si contano anche quelle provenienti da zone interne, navi mercantili e pescherecci.
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#plasticsucks #ourblueplanet #saveourseas #2minutebeachclean #plasticocean #5minutebeachcleanup #take3forthesea #microplastic #microplastics #surf4trash #litterati #plogging #prendi3 #salviamoilmare
11 182 last month
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. 🏝
6 130 last month

@lunn_salt

lunn_salt
Still having salt without natural minerals? change your salt change your life! lunn mineral salt is harvested in desert land of india. the pristine desert keeps salt away from all pollutants and powers it with essential minerals vital for your body. lunn has two harvest- summer & winter which ensures it is raw and natural as nature has created two harvest. difference in harvest is in color and hue, summer has sun tanned crystals and winter has sparkling white crystals. lunn also enhances the taste of your food with the minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, sulphate, iron and many other trace elements. lunn is fair trade certified and it pays a 3 times the price to the farmers for their social and economic development.
#fairtrade #organic #minerals #gourmet #healthyfood #chef #lunn #freefromplastic #food #foodbloggert #microplastics #plasticfree
1 11 1 hour ago

@sarahickeyseymour

sarahickeyseymour
Disappointing and shocking to take off the tap filter to find the dreaded #microplastics trapped in it 😱😩😧 #disgraceful #humans #killingtheplanet #water #filter #southeast #watercompanies
0 6 2 hours ago

@larkrisepictures

larkrisepictures
The night before our feet touched land for the first time in three weeks. the weirdest feeling... 🌊🌕🌑🌎💦💙💫 feeling full of 💥 all over again looking through footage of the strong (and hilarious) women who were our expedition. sometimes it feels like it never happened. it bloody well did though 💪🏻🌊 this round of funding applications has begun and i’m so excited. @siriostvold @exxpedition_ #vancouver #expedition #exxpedition #northpacific #documentary #documentaryfilm #women #thisgirlcan #sailing #oceanolastics #microplastics #oceanoptimism #womeninscience #womeninadventure
2 13 2 hours ago

@lesstelle.t

lesstelle.t
I carry a bag with me all the time incase i come across any litter when we're out and about, and not surprisingly, it comes out more often than not! this was all the plastic that i picked up during our walk along the harbour wall in #staithes today. i picked up everything from tiny pieces of #microplastics to drink pouches. there were so many pieces that i couldn't reach but i did the best i could. i challenge you to give it a try next time you're out and do your bit to #saveourseas
#saveourplanet #ecowarrior #reduce #reducewaste #plastic #zeroplastic #takethreeforthesea #5minutebeachcleanup #plasticwaste #pickitupchallenge #pickitup #staithes
1 18 2 hours ago

@livingoverland

livingoverland
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.

#plasticpollution #microplastics
0 7 2 hours ago

@superschwerti

superschwerti
Wir leben in einem der schönsten länder, deswegen sollten wir nachhaltig und miteinander dieses flecken erde schützen!
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#nachhaltigkeit #miteinander #klimaschutz #nordsee #heimatliebe #natur #borkum #microplastics #superschwerti #krebsisteinarschloch
0 15 3 hours ago

@lnkl_744

lnkl_744
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.
今日行ったお祭りで、ステンレスストローを手に入れました😃
これでレジ袋に次いでストローの使い捨ても辞められる😄👍
海に浮いてるプラスチックゴミ、マイクロプラスチック問題、知らない人が居たら検索してみて欲しい😮
この地球に住む全員に関係してる事だから😉

#stainlessstraws #wastewise #microplastics
#ocean #environment #ecofriendly
#vegetarian #vegan #ステンレスストロー
#マイクロプラスチック
#海 #環境問題 #pollution
3 18 5 hours ago

@sara.gns

sara.gns
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.
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@through_thewater

#microplastics #marinepollution #saveouroceans
1 18 5 hours ago

@kimjagja_painting_recipe

kimjagja_painting_recipe
♡we can make trash remain to a masterpiece!! #color#acrylicpainting#canvas#colorpainting#pictureartwotks#picture#surfing🏄#see#garbage#follw#美術#作品#microplastics#fantastic#popart#recycling #popartstyle @kimjagja_painting_recipe **from the garbage!#collagew#さくひんてん seaㅡmicroplastic일회용사용 ××××#sea#pollution 바다에서의서핑#beauxarts#oeuvre#obra#Содержание#tácphẩm#ผลงาน#environmentalpollution
12 265 last month

@threebaglady

threebaglady
My friend:"the beach looks so clean, there is nothing to pick up." 2 kilometres later.... this. ⏬
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#beachcleanup #savetheocean #microplastics #messy #pickitup #cigarettebutts #nosmallproblem #gross #plastic #astonbaysouthafrica
1 40 7 hours ago

@rominesse

rominesse
Cose che ho smesso di usare anni e anni fa: il correttore. a lavoro ne usano abbastanza e sto provando a convincere i colleghi a mettere una striscia sopra con la penna anziché usare rullini interi per qualche errore. oggi per curiosità ho provato a smontarne uno per vedere quanti piccoli pezzetti finissero nel cestino, destinati a sopravvivere per sempre senza possibilità di riutilizzo e sono più del previsto...
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#bastaplastica #zeroplastica #stopplasticpollution #zerowaste #usaegetta #plastica # #microplastics #greenpeace #marevivo #legambiente #inquinamento #pollution #plastic #plastics #ambiente #ecologia #environment #zerowasteitalia #singleuseplastic #stationery #cartopazze #ufficio
0 18 8 hours ago

@binitforbishy

binitforbishy
Bin it for bishy's top tips.

day 9

tea bags

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:

teapigs (bioplastic)
pukka tea
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:

aldi
typhoo
twinings
taylor's of harrogate
yorkshire tea
bettys tea.

and these are the tea bags that are working towards being plastic free:

clipper tea bags
pg tips standard
tetley tea bags
co-op 99 tea bags.

if your favourite brew is on here let them know you want them to change their tea making habits. remember we are the ones with the power.

please let us know if you have any info on other ranges of plastic free tea.
#plasticfree #bethechange #microplastics #2minutesoloution #16under16
3 16 8 hours ago

@somethingfreckled

somethingfreckled
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. .
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#microplastics #savetheplanet #exfoliate #cleanser #lessonlearned #ny
2 35 14 hours ago

@theservochick

theservochick
It was $3 at woolworths, don't tell me going green is too hard or too expensive 💁‍♀️
start small and keep replacing little things around the home with reusable and ethically sourced products and you'll have transformed your life in no time!
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it's all about being cautious of future purchases, using your head and thinking where this product is going to end up, where did it come from and what is it made from?
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#beatplasticpollution #waronwasteau #reusable #savethefishies #microplastics .
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#environmentalist #changeisgood #conservation #saveouroceans #nature #bamboo #ecofriendly #smartpurchases #instagood #bargainhunt #woolworthsau #lifestyle #livinggreen #lifehacks
3 23 16 hours ago

@sustainablecoastlineshawaii

sustainablecoastlineshawaii
Tonight is the big night!! see you at 7pm. tickets available at the door. great food thanks to @konabrewingkokopub @localiahawaii @foragehawaii @paepaeoheeia, live music from @elijahskymusic, our marine debris fashion show, prize giveaways with surfboards, jewelry, @redbull, nights from @turtlebayresort and @thesurfjack, and more!! #marinedebrisfashionshow #trashionshow #sustainablecoastlineshawaii #microplastics #himarinedebris #schfundraiser #seeyoutonight
9 218 16 hours ago