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I normally don't post stuff like this but got spooked seeing just how much garbage and plastic is ...
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I normally don't post stuff like this but got spooked seeing just how much garbage and plastic is dumped into our waters. Long story short I went fishing a few nights ago and the spot was completely trashed with plastic bags, bottles, line and wires and anything else you could think of. The worst ... I normally don't post stuff like this but got spooked seeing just how much garbage and plastic is dumped into our waters. Long story short I went fishing a few nights ago and the spot was completely trashed with plastic bags, bottles, line and wires and anything else you could think of. The worst part was there was a garbage bin there yet people choose to be lazy. So I've decided to start the tag #trashoftheday ! It only took an hour for my girlfriend @hivlutch, @jsprbailey and I to get all that trash of a beach. If all of us could do this at least once a week it would be a good start. If you decide to do this make sure you tag #trashoftheday and also tag me in the picture and I will feature you on my story! Sorry about this little rant but we can all do something about this problem, rather than sit and complain. Also if you see someone litter make sure to either tell them not to, or pick it up yourself.
#bugs #bug #insects #fishing #fish #plastic #litter #garbage #rubbish #conservation #ecology #morphology #recycle #sydney #australia #newsouthwales #ocean #life #pollution #animals #nature #earth #cleanup #trash #dosomething #natgeo #ausgeo #trashoftheday
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Keeping our oceans this crisp, clean, and clear isn't impossible. It doesn't have to be some overwhelming, ...
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Keeping our oceans this crisp, clean, and clear isn't impossible. It doesn't have to be some overwhelming, big, scary task (even though it sometimes feels like that ). What it's going to take is all of us making a lot of small changes again and again and again. It's going to take us being the ... Keeping our oceans this crisp, clean, and clear isn't impossible. It doesn't have to be some overwhelming, big, scary task (even though it sometimes feels like that 🙈). What it's going to take is all of us making a lot of small changes again and again and again. It's going to take us being the generation that stands together and stands up for the world we want to live in – one where our oceans are healthy.

What are some of the biggest (and simplest) ways we can all make a difference?
Ask not to be given plastic straws or plastic cutlery when you go out.
Carry a to-go mug and re-use it to save on to-go cups. Especially helpful if you know you grab a coffee every single morning.
Pick up small bits of garbage as you see it.
Grab a group of 5 friends and spend a morning picking up trash on the beach. Throw some music on and make it a morning.
Buy less that comes in plastic packaging.
Bring an extra bag when you go to the grocery story.

CHALLENGE FOR THIS WEEK – you don't have to do it all at once, just pick one thing and try it for a week. Choose to not use a single to-go cup all week. If you're in, let us know in the comments below so we can show you some love.

And huge love to @justinshiigi and @erynkrouse (📷) reminding us why it's worth protecting where we play.

PS. If you haven't checked out our video from Saturday's beach clean, hit the link in our bio. Over 100lbs of trash, 20,000 pieces removed, and 2,500+ cigarette butts picked up in just over an hour. Huge love to @surfridervan for creating spaces like this for us to come together.

"We may come as one, but we stand as thousands."

#ChasingSunrise
#EarthDayEveryDay
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 #Repost @5gyres with @get_repost ・・・ @starbucks has been a leader in promoting the global “to-go” ...
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#Repost @5gyres with @get_repost ・・・ @starbucks has been a leader in promoting the global “to-go” disposable coffee culture, and the company doesn’t pay enough attention to where its trash is going. Each minute, the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic ends up in the ocean — more ... #Repost @5gyres with @get_repost
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@starbucks has been a leader in promoting the global “to-go” disposable coffee culture, and the company doesn’t pay enough attention to where its trash is going. Each minute, the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic ends up in the ocean — more than eight million tons every year. Starbucks cups, straws and single-use items like plastic utensils are a huge part of this litter. Starbucks is opening 1 store every 15 hours in China, which means the company will only become an even bigger part of the global plastic pollution problem. Starbucks paper cups are lined with plastic, and most paper mills cannot adequately separate the plastic from the paper. Let's get @starbucks to go back to offering in house cups, make all to-go cups 100% recyclable, and disrupt this corporate giant from putting too much plastic into the environment! STAND UP TO #STARBUCKSPLASTICTRASH Visit www.5gyres.org to sign the Change.org petition we will be presenting at their shareholder's meeting in March!
#BreakFreeFromPlastic #5Gyres
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Thank You @NatGeo Magazine & National Geographic Society for bringing this powerful & necessary ...
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Thank You @NatGeo Magazine & National Geographic Society for bringing this powerful & necessary cover image to the world, and highlighting the plastic plight of our planet. A recent report launched last year at the World Economic Forum found the equivalent of a garbage truck worth of plastic ... Thank You @NatGeo Magazine & National Geographic Society for bringing this powerful & necessary cover image to the world, and highlighting the plastic plight of our planet. A recent report launched last year at the World Economic Forum found the equivalent of a garbage truck worth of plastic bottles was being dumped into the ocean every minute. The ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish. About 150 million tons of plastic are already floating in our oceans with an additional eight million tons entering the water each year. If it's not bottles, it's plastics bags (even found in the deepest depths of our Ocean in the Mariana Trench) and other plastic-based packaging that can find its way into our waterways and harm wildlife. Some experts have warned that the plastic crisis is as bad as climate change. The presence of plastic in the ocean is one of the greatest threats to the conservation of wildlife throughout the world, as many animals are trapped in the trash or ingest large quantities of plastics that end up causing their death, and ultimately plastics are causing the death of humans. Please rethink & try hard to minimize your use of unnecessary plastics & do your part to #HelpSaveOurOceans & #SaveOurPlanet #NationalGeographic #abc4explore
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Ecowatch.com- #Vancouver has become the first major Canadian city to adopt a ban on a range of single-use ...
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Ecowatch.com- #Vancouver has become the first major Canadian city to adopt a ban on a range of single-use #plastics. Starting June 1, 2019, the distribution of plastic drinking straws and polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers will be prohibited. The initiative is part of the ... Ecowatch.com- #Vancouver has become the first major Canadian city to adopt a ban on a range of single-use #plastics. Starting June 1, 2019, the distribution of plastic drinking straws and polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers will be prohibited.
The initiative is part of the city's ambitious "Zero Waste 2040" strategy to eliminate the disposal of solid waste by 2040, which Vancouver City Council unanimously passed on Wednesday.
Vancouver is the first city in the world to approve a comprehensive zero waste strategic plan, mayor Gregor Robertson touted.
According to The Globe and Mail, the new rule on plastic straws, cups and containers applies to to restaurants and vendors with city business licenses. Details for enforcement are still being worked out. A fine of $250 for offenders is being considered.
"It's a coastal city, with the plastic items having a significant impact on the environment, we feel it's important to take action," City of Vancouver director of waste management and resource recovery Albert Shamess told the publication. The City of Vancouver estimated that 7 million straws are thrown into the garbage every day. Every week, about 2.6 million plastic-lined cups and 2 million plastic bags are thrown out, with cups and take-out containers making up 50 percent of all items in public waste bins. It also costs taxpayers about $2.5 million a year to collect this trash. Vancouver wants to establish itself as "the #greenest city in the world by 2020," an initiative that focuses on zero carbon, #zerowaste and healthy ecosystems. This week, city officials also approved a flexible bylaw to reduce other types of disposable items, including disposable cups as well as plastic and paper shopping bags.

Under the bylaw, businesses must choose one of the following options: • No distribution of disposable cups or plastic/paper bags • Charging a fee for disposable cups or paper/plastic bags • Other mechanisms to be finalized through consultation
Notably, the city will impose an outright distribution ban on single-use bags and cups if the new rules do not lead to a significant reduction of waste by 2021. #Canada
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plastic pollutes our land and oceans harming millions of our animal friends. it increases our dependency ...
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plastic pollutes our land and oceans harming millions of our animal friends. it increases our dependency on fossil fuels and ruins beautiful beaches and landscapes. this is the reality of plastic. once it’s created it stays on the earth for up to 1,000 years. it never goes “away”. even ... plastic pollutes our land and oceans harming millions of our animal friends. it increases our dependency on fossil fuels and ruins beautiful beaches and landscapes.
this is the reality of plastic.
once it’s created it stays on the earth for up to 1,000 years. it never goes “away”. even if it’s thrown into the trash instead of on the ground it still ends up in the oceans all the same. that plastic fork or straw you got will be around for your children’s lives, their children’s, and dozens of generations more.
even recycling plastic isn’t enough as many recycled items end up in landfills anyways because we have overwhelmed the industry with the sheer amount we are consuming.
it’s so easy and honestly fun to adopt a zero waste lifestyle. the only way to end this is to stop using plastic and especially disposable plastics like bags, bottles, utensils, and straws.
make yourself a little plastic free kit to carry around- a reusable water bottle and coffee cup, bamboo utensils and straw, and a metal container. refuse plastics and reach out to local companies and ask them to stop giving them out or at least transition to plant “plastics”.
the problem may not be apparent in many western countries like Australia and the US but we are responsible all the same. look up the “great pacific garbage patch” to see the immense build up in our oceans.
i’ll be sharing a lot more zero waste plastic free living tips so let me know what you guys want to know! the feedback i have gotten has been incredible.
check out my story right now to see more of the realities of plastic (saved on my highlights too). Thank you @saltsandandsmoothies for sparking this wave and exposing the truth.
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3.30.2018 /beach clean up efforts during my vaca Dear humans, How can we help one another see ...
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3.30.2018 /beach clean up efforts during my vaca Dear humans, How can we help one another see this massive GLOBAL plastic pollution problem? . . . Why do we still do this? It’s not going away, unless we start changing for good! Just because you throw it in the garbage or think someone ... 3.30.2018 /beach clean up efforts during my vaca

Dear humans,

How can we help one another see this massive GLOBAL plastic pollution problem?
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Why do we still do this?
It’s not going away, unless we start changing for good!

Just because you throw it in the garbage or think someone else will take care of it, the truth is EVERY plastic, glass, metal and styrofoam piece you buy will outlast our lifetime by 1000s of years. Depending on the item & where it is (wether under ground and in the ocean), it could stay on the planet indefinitely.

Buying an iced coffee (w/ straw) here and there, or getting an occasional plastic bag at times may not seem like a big deal, BUT, actually every individual action is urgent right now!
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THE OCEANS & SEA LIFE ARE DYING AND WE NEED EVERYONE ONE OF YOU TO CARE💔 .
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. . * A recent study of ocean trash counted a staggering 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic at loose in the seas. .
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WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS SOMETHING WE CAN ALL CHANGE EASILY.
IF BRANDS/COORPORATIONS & GOVERNMENTS WON’T TAKE ACTIONS, WE MUST!
#saynotoplastic
#stopsucking
#refusesingleuse
#culebrapuertorico #beachcleanup2018
#savetheocean #savesealife #take3forthesea @take3forthesea
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Tbt 4 years ago I had the pleasure of swimming with these gentle giants in the open Ocean. To this ...
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Tbt 4 years ago I had the pleasure of swimming with these gentle giants in the open Ocean. To this day it is still one of my most memorable moments in my life. To be so close to something so beautiful and magnificent was truly special. Unfortunately these stunning creatures are under threat ... Tbt
4 years ago I had the pleasure of swimming with these gentle giants in the open Ocean. To this day it is still one of my most memorable moments in my life. To be so close to something so beautiful and magnificent was truly special. Unfortunately these stunning creatures are under threat from plastic pollution. Plastic in our Oceans is becoming a major issue that is getting worse at an alarming rate. Micro plastics are now circling the Ocean currents. They are especially harmful to filter feeder animals. Tiny plastic that floats on top of the Sea is impossible for these creatures to see. They are now finding Whale sharks and other filter feeders with stomachs full of plastic. I had made it my goal a few years back to pick up trash on the beach anytime I visited the Ocean. The Ocean to me as always been my favourite place to find peace and serenity and if we loose the Sea what will we loose next. I challenge all my friends to take pride in this Earth and do there part in protecting our Oceans. I have been focused on ways to eliminate the use of plastic in my day to day life and I wanted to share some simple ways to lower your plastic use. . 1. Ask for your drink without a straw.
2. Re use ziplock bags.
3. Take reuseable bags to the grocery store.
4. Don’t use plastic bottles.
5. Don’t use kurig coffee makers. You would be amazed at the waste they create.
6. Recycle everything you can. 7. Substitute plastic containers for glass ones.
8. Say no to disposable cutlery. 9. Use a reusable coffee cup. 10. And last but not least. Don’t be embarrassed to pick up garbage! Take pride in your home, city and planet. It’s the small things that can add up to make a difference! ❤️🌏
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Es malo para la humanidad.
#endplastic #recycle #reduce #reuse #singleuseplastic #saynotothestraw #cleanairproject #ProtectourOceans #LoveEarth #tbt #4ocean #mircoplastic @4ocean
#swimmer #partfish
#Philippines #breakfreefromplastic
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Rich Horner is seen swimming through masses of floating plastic garbage at a dive spot usually frequented by manta rays which come to get cleaned. Although the dive site lies off the coast of Nusa Penida, Indonesia — a small island with low population — there is a stretch of only 20 kilometres ... Rich Horner is seen swimming through masses of floating plastic garbage at a dive spot usually frequented by manta rays which come to get cleaned. Although the dive site lies off the coast of Nusa Penida, Indonesia — a small island with low population — there is a stretch of only 20 kilometres of water separating Nusa Penida from the island of Bali and its capital Denpasar. "Plastic straws, plastic baskets, plastic bags, more plastic bags, plastic, plastic, so much plastic!" Mr Horner wrote on Facebook.

#nusapenida  #indonesia  #bali #trash #instagram
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Rich Horner is seen swimming through masses of floating plastic garbage at a dive spot usually frequented by manta rays which come to get cleaned. Although the dive site lies off the coast of Nusa Penida, Indonesia — a small island with low population — there is a stretch of only 20 kilometres ... Rich Horner is seen swimming through masses of floating plastic garbage at a dive spot usually frequented by manta rays which come to get cleaned. Although the dive site lies off the coast of Nusa Penida, Indonesia — a small island with low population — there is a stretch of only 20 kilometres of water separating Nusa Penida from the island of Bali and its capital Denpasar. "Plastic straws, plastic baskets, plastic bags, more plastic bags, plastic, plastic, so much plastic!" Mr Horner wrote on Facebook.

#nusapenida  #indonesia #trash #instagram
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Plastic pollution in our ocean is a growing problem. 1.15 to 2.41 million metric tonnes of plastic ...
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Plastic pollution in our ocean is a growing problem. 1.15 to 2.41 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year (The Ocean Cleanup). The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a region located between Hawaiʻi and California. It consists of a massive collection of plastic and ... Plastic pollution in our ocean is a growing problem. 1.15 to 2.41 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year (The Ocean Cleanup). The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a region located between Hawaiʻi and California. It consists of a massive collection of plastic and trash floating in the ocean that equates to more than 600,000 square miles, equivalent to twice the size of Texas (Lebreton, Slat, Ferrari, Sainte-Rose, Aitken, Marthouse, Hajibane, Cunsolo, Shwarz, Levivier, Noble, Debeljak, Maral, Schoeneich-Argent, Brambini, Reissner). When plastic enters a marine environment, various actions may occur that will cause the plastic to be transported to oceanic gyres, such as GPGP (Eriksen, Thiel, Lebreton). Evidence has been found that the GPGP is accumulating quickly than previously predicted, and ocean plastic pollution in GPGP is increasing at an exceptionally faster rate (Lebreton, Slat, Ferrari, Sainte-Rose, Aitken, Marthouse, Hajibane, Cunsolo, Shwarz, Levivier, Noble, Debeljak, Maral, Schoeneich-Argent, Brambini, Reissner). The high concentration of plastics arriving in the region of GPGP is said to be due to the substantial ocean plastic sources in Asia and intensified fishing activity in the pacific ocean (Jambeck, Lebreton). Conservationists hope that systematically monitoring the GPGP due to the already accumulated good dataset will allow for a better understanding of long-term trends in oceanic plastic pollution (Lebreton, Slat, Ferrari, Sainte-Rose, Aitken, Marthouse, Hajibane, Cunsolo, Shwarz, Levivier, Noble, Debeljak, Maral, Schoeneich-Argent, Brambini, Reissner). With a better understanding of long-term trends in plastic pollution, conservationists and scientists are able to work more efficiently toward finding a solution to this pressing issue.
Post by: @sabrinasabb
Photo by: Francis Perez
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"We think we are getting rid of our #trash – and thus our problems – by throwing them into sewage pipes ...
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"We think we are getting rid of our #trash – and thus our problems – by throwing them into sewage pipes and #garbage dumps. Actually, that is the surest sign we will re-inherit our problems. Surveys have proved that we are literally eating #plastic – by consuming #fish and seafood that inadvertently ... "We think we are getting rid of our #trash – and thus our problems – by throwing them into sewage pipes and #garbage dumps. Actually, that is the surest sign we will re-inherit our problems. Surveys have proved that we are literally eating #plastic – by consuming #fish and seafood that inadvertently ingest #plastic #debris. Last year’s cyclone Ockhi, coming in from the #sea, deposited a reported 80,000 kg. of trash on Mumbai’s coast. In other words, the storm gave Mumbai what #Mumbai had been ‘gifting’ the sea." Writer, #conservation advocate and passionate #wildlife lover, Neha Sinha ( @nehaa_sinha ) has been using her impressive knowledge and penmanship to highlight threatened species and ecosystems. Winner of a Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award in 2017, she writes here about the important, but mostly ignored, problem of howhuman trash is impacting #marine #ecology. To read the full story, grab a copy of April 2018 issue of Sanctuary Asia now! Log on to www.sanctuaryasia.com to subscribe.
Image: @nehaa_sinha
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If you've never seen a beach this polluted in your life, let me tell you it will break your heart.... ...
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If you've never seen a beach this polluted in your life, let me tell you it will break your heart.... at least a little I hope. Many beaches in the world have ocean currents that drag all of our trash and garbage from sea to shore. Concluding in this plastic nightmare. Many in which are worse ... If you've never seen a beach this polluted in your life, let me tell you it will break your heart.... at least a little I hope.
Many beaches in the world have ocean currents that drag all of our trash and garbage from sea to shore.
Concluding in this plastic nightmare.
Many in which are worse if you can believe it...
Please be aware that even if the ocean you live near looks clean and pristine, this is happening in multiple other areas and in some of the most beautiful places worldwide.
Save our oceans and the extraordinary worthy planet we thrive on.
Pick up your shit. Leave the place as you found it and please go as far as picking up any garbage you see left behind by others, it's yours and all of our duty.
Also, if we could all stop using single use plastic and start using re-usable bottles & bags, that would be grrrrrrreat. ✊

#motherocean #sealegacy #take3 #wasteland
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Day 60: Sup, March? Let's CLAY GO! - CLean Up As You GO The world is currently facing the crisis ...
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Day 60: Sup, March? Let's CLAY GO! - CLean Up As You GO The world is currently facing the crisis of pollution. Plastic wrappers are found on the ground. Paper cups are thrown into rivers and oceans. Empty tables are littered with all sorts of trash after being used. When will this end? CLAY ... Day 60:
Sup, March? Let's CLAY GO!
- CLean Up As You GO

The world is currently facing the crisis of pollution. Plastic wrappers are found on the ground. Paper cups are thrown into rivers and oceans. Empty tables are littered with all sorts of trash after being used. When will this end?
CLAY GO aims to stop pollution and save Mother Earth. The simple act of cleaning up after yourself can seem like a small thing, but if done consistently, can make a big change.

The picture shows a glimpse of the evergreen New Saneya Park but behind these lush leaves are littered chai tea paper cups or food plastic wrappers virtually seen on the ground. Needless to say that there are trash bins on the side.

It's as easy as throwing your trash into the garbage bin. Let's help save Mother Earth together. Don't forget to clean as you go! :)
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On July 9, @starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws in all its branches ...
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On July 9, @starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws in all its branches over the next year. Instead, customers will get a new lid for cold drinks that many have likened to an “adult sippy cup”. . The company says it will introduce these lids in Seattle and Vancouver ... On July 9, @starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws in all its branches over the next year. Instead, customers will get a new lid for cold drinks that many have likened to an “adult sippy cup”.
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The company says it will introduce these lids in Seattle and Vancouver this fall, and continue with the rollout in the US and Canada next year, and eventually taking them global. Eventually, this will mean eliminating more than one billion plastic straws per year.
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Starbucks decision to phase out single-use plastic straws is a shining example of the important role that companies can play in stemming the tide of ocean plastic.
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Straws are far from our biggest problem when it comes to marine plastic pollution, but of all the single-use plastics, they seem to be the easiest to let go of. And activists hope that straws will be a “gateway plastic,” encouraging people to forgo other single-use plastics such as bags and bottles.
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Straw bans aren’t going to save the ocean, but they could jumpstart much-needed conversations about the level of non-biodegradable trash in them.
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The top five biggest sources of single-use plastic are plastic bags, water bottles, to-go containers, to-go cups and straws. Here are some other things you can do to lower your plastic consumption:
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Bring a reusable bag to the grocery store, and keep reusing it.
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Replace plastic bottles and utensils with metal ones. Some coffee shops, including Starbucks, will even knock a few cents off your coffee if you bring your own bottle.
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Buy non-perishable food such as beans, rice, pasta, and other grains, in bulk to reduce packaging and take your own reusable containers to the store to avoid bags.
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Pack lunches/snacks in reusable containers instead of plastic baggies.
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Bring your own reusable containers to restaurants. Most will let you use your own container for takeout or to pack leftovers.
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PC: Gregg Segal - from his “Seven Days of Garbage” series. Swipe 👈🏽 for more images.
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#artivism #paintforapurpose #protectwhatyoulove #saveouroceans #oceansmatter #bethechange #marinedebris #plasticfreejuly #pangeaseed #plasticpollution #plastic #ocean #art
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🏻2018 🏻 ️20 000 Kg de déchets sauvages collectés ️15 Actions dépollutions 🏼 ️1 000 enfants diplomés "Sauveteur des Océans" 🏻🏻 🏻 ️1 500 Livres éco-citoyens distribuées ️500 € remis aux sinistrés de l'Aude 🏼 "Ensemble donnons un nouveau regard sur le respect de l'envionnement, ... 👉🏻2018 👈🏻 ➡️20 000 Kg de déchets sauvages collectés 🍻
➡️15 Actions dépollutions 💪🏼 ➡️1 000 enfants diplomés "Sauveteur des Océans" 👶🏻👦🏻 👧🏻
➡️1 500 Livres éco-citoyens distribuées 📚
➡️500 € remis aux sinistrés de l'Aude 👍🏼 🔴🔵"Ensemble donnons un nouveau regard sur le respect de l'envionnement, pour que les mentalités changent"

#projectrescueocean #association #benevole #protection #sensibilisation #education #respect #trash #straw #plastic #plasticpollution #cop24 #ocean #mer #sea #environnement #climat #beachcleanup #beach #onestpret #planetearth #pollution #rubbish #garbage #partagezcestsympa #climatechange #marinedebris #cop24katowice #2018 @onestpret @fondationnh @greenpeace @unfccc @unicef_france @unenvironment @oceanomonaco @mhr_officiel
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Plastic bags are so lightweight and aerodynamic, that even if we dispose of them properly, they ...
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Plastic bags are so lightweight and aerodynamic, that even if we dispose of them properly, they can escape with the wind. They escape from our trash cans, garbage trucks and landfills and they go where the wind takes them – polluting our environment until they finally find their way to the ... Plastic bags are so lightweight and aerodynamic, that even if we dispose of them properly, they can escape with the wind. They escape from our trash cans, garbage trucks and landfills and they go where the wind takes them – polluting our environment until they finally find their way to the ocean.
30% of my proceeds of the denim bags go towards Ocean Clean Up initiative's •





#plasticfreeliving #plasticfreeoceans #plasticfreeyeg #zerowaste
#zerowasteliving #zerowastejourney #reducewaste #reducetextilewaste #reduceplastic #saveouroceans #keepouroceansclean #yeg #yegmade #healtheocean #etst #etsyedmonton #repurposedwithlove
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My friend took me for snorkeling last weekend, and while it was fascinating to see a variety of corals ...
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My friend took me for snorkeling last weekend, and while it was fascinating to see a variety of corals and fishes underwater, it sure wasn't fun to pick up plastics caught between ecosystems. This beach area in Batangas doesn't really cater to a lot of tourists, and I can only imagine the amount ... My friend took me for snorkeling last weekend, and while it was fascinating to see a variety of corals and fishes underwater, it sure wasn't fun to pick up plastics caught between ecosystems. This beach area in Batangas doesn't really cater to a lot of tourists, and I can only imagine the amount of trash left in other beaches popular to non-locals. My beloved San Juan in La Union, for example. Sometimes when I go home and stay at the beach, I see trash washed up on the shore – cigarette butts, plastic bottles, diapers, beer cans, and even a life vest. What more in the deeper areas of the sea? It's sad and disappointing how people can't properly dispose of their garbage and instead leave it anywhere they please, without even considering what the repercussions are. Mind you how the recklessly disposed trash affects not only the "vibe" around the beach, but the marine life and our food source as well. The sea salt that you use for cooking is most likely contaminated with microplastics, and these minute particles have probably gone inside your body – through the seafood you have guiltlessly eaten. Let's try pushing for a less-plastic lifestyle and help save not only the turtles and corals but our beaches and this planet, as well. For tourists, I ask that you enjoy the parties you go to but still be mindful of your litter. Take it where it's supposed to be. Everywhere isn't your trash can. For my fellow locals, I hope we continue to work together in keeping our place clean and safe for everyone. In the coming years, I wish to still call our place our home.
Last photo, credits to @andreohontiveros
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This is not something I’m happy to share with the world. This is not something beautiful. It hurts. ...
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This is not something I’m happy to share with the world. This is not something beautiful. It hurts. I feel pain, sadness, anger. I curse at the whole mankind and I know that no matter how much trash and plastic I collect, the sea will keep bringing more and more. There are days I take a walk along ... This is not something I’m happy to share with the world. This is not something beautiful. It hurts. I feel pain, sadness, anger. I curse at the whole mankind and I know that no matter how much trash and plastic I collect, the sea will keep bringing more and more. There are days I take a walk along the sea and wherever I look, my eyes see plastic, sand and plastic again.
Statistically each of us spends between 24 and 32 minutes a day on Instagram.
Scrolling through our social networks is useless and it takes way more time than walking to the closest dumpster to give the Earth the respect She deserves.
Maybe one day we’ll collect only seashells.



Questa non è un’immagine che sono felice di condividere col mondo. Non è una bella immagine. Fa male. Sento dolore, tristezza e rabbia. Stramaledico tutto il genere umano e sono consapevole che per quanta plastica e spazzatura io possa raccogliere, il mare ne porterà ancora e ancora. Ci sono giorni in cui cammino lungo il mare e dovunque guardo, i miei occhi vedono plastica, sabbia e altra plastica.
Statisticamente ognuno di noi trascorre tra i 24 e i 32 minuti al giorno su Instagram. Scorrere immagini sui social network è poco utile e ci porta via molto più tempo di quello necessario per arrivare al cassonetto più vicino e per dare alla Terra il rispetto che Lei merita.
Forse un giorno raccoglieremo solo conchiglie.



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#nofilter #nofilters #sailzone #sailingstagram #sailingshack #sailchecker #sailing_feature #sailsexy #sailsport
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The danger is real. Plastic pollution is threatening all ecosystems of the ocean & remote islands. ...
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The danger is real. Plastic pollution is threatening all ecosystems of the ocean & remote islands. I’ve been there and I’ve seen it. It’s heartbreaking. Plastic comes into Maldives and there is no way to process it locally. Did you know that a single tourist produces 3.5kg of garbage a day? ... The danger is real. Plastic pollution is threatening all ecosystems of the ocean & remote islands. I’ve been there and I’ve seen it. It’s heartbreaking. Plastic comes into Maldives and there is no way to process it locally.
Did you know that a single tourist produces 3.5kg of garbage a day?
In the Maldives, that comes to "300 to 400 tons of trash" dumped on Tjhilafushi island DAILY.
Besides the Maldives, the problem affects the remote islands of the Caribbean, Indonesia, Fiji and many more.

By design I have found one solution that can make a difference. Learn more in PDF. Link in bio. Share with your friends.

Thank you @discoversoneva @jamesdocallaghan @happenstanceworkshop @cricursa @pureprint_group @metroimaging
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Nobody would like to have their home turned into prison. There is no marine predator as deadly as ...
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Nobody would like to have their home turned into prison. There is no marine predator as deadly as water pollution. According to statistics more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste contaminate waters of the world and millions of animals suffer from human irresponsibility and negligence. Researchers ... Nobody would like to have their home turned into prison.
There is no marine predator as deadly as water pollution.
According to statistics more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste contaminate waters of the world and millions of animals suffer from human irresponsibility and negligence.
Researchers estimate that the number of trash in oceans may double by 2025.

With time, ocean garbage has biodegraded but contemporary plastics are so hard to decompose that even after 50 years they endanger living creatures.
It’s risky for humans too, as that destructive plastics find their way onto our plates through the food chain - from animals affected to people consuming them.
There is a good cause we should fight for – by pursuing a strategy of total waste management and a cap on waste levels, the problem of plastics in the waters all over the world should be reduced by more than 75 percent by 2025.

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Have you already been to our exhibition “Vivan Sundaram: Disjunctures”? The presentation at ...
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Have you already been to our exhibition “Vivan Sundaram: Disjunctures”? The presentation at Haus der Kunst is the most comprehensive and wideranging survey of Sundaram’s work at an European institution. #vivansundaramHDK Vivan Sundaram has often used garbage in his works. In the ... Have you already been to our exhibition “Vivan Sundaram: Disjunctures”?
The presentation at Haus der Kunst is the most comprehensive and wideranging survey of Sundaram’s work at an European institution.
#vivansundaramHDK

Vivan Sundaram has often used garbage in his works. In the pictures you see details of the sequence of prints titled “Trash” (2005—2008). There, waste is recoded as the raw material of an urban “master plan“.
The digitally manipulated images translate a vision of civil planning gone awry, maquettes of a dystopian cityscape, constituted of the most variegated bric-a-brac (surplus material, cast-offs, Lego pieces, plastic detritus) showing the fallenness of civic space in the globalized, late-capitalist present.
#vivansundaram #trash #globalization #capitalism #hausderkunst #urbanplanning #urbanism #museum #munich #contemporaryart
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🌎🌍<span class="emoji emoji1f30f"></span> REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE SALE 🌞 This is a SALE we offer EVERYDAY <span class="emoji emoji1f308"></span> Get 10% off your purchase when you ...
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🌎🌍 REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE SALE 🌞 This is a SALE we offer EVERYDAY Get 10% off your purchase when you bring in BUBBLE WRAP and/ or PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS (no holes please) with all the plastic, garbage, and trash ending up in our lakes, rivers, and oceans why not get a discount on something you throw ... 🌎🌍🌏 REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE SALE 🌞 This is a SALE we offer EVERYDAY 🌈 Get 10% off your purchase when you bring in BUBBLE WRAP and/ or PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS (no holes please) 🌺 with all the plastic, garbage, and trash ending up in our lakes, rivers, and oceans why not get a discount on something you throw aside 🌍🌈select sales do not apply with this offer 🌏🌞🌎 #reduce #reuse #recycle #savetheplanet #captinplanet #glasssale #inshop #mchenrysmokeshop #greenstreet #smokeshops #smokeshoplife #midwestsmokeshop #glass4sale #boro4sale #rigsforsale #glassofig #glassporn #borogram #glassforsale #glasspornofig #glass_of_ig #illinoissmokeshop #chicagoglass #americanmadeglass #headyglassforsale #boroofig #glassofinstagram
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Just after the storms we had over the past weekend in Southern CA, a lot of trash had been washed ashore ...
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Just after the storms we had over the past weekend in Southern CA, a lot of trash had been washed ashore and the beach by my apartment in Playa Del Rey was filthy with all sorts of garbage...such a sad sad sight. I made a point to pick up garbage in a plastic bag in my daily visits, and I’m so excited ... Just after the storms we had over the past weekend in Southern CA, a lot of trash had been washed ashore and the beach by my apartment in Playa Del Rey was filthy with all sorts of garbage...such a sad sad sight. I made a point to pick up garbage in a plastic bag in my daily visits, and I’m so excited to say many others had the same idea so by my visit yesterday there was hardly a trace of the waste! I wish I had taken before and after photos. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the people who cleaned this particular beach and to all the ones that clean other parts of our precious Earth. Please let’s be mindful with how we discard our waste.
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#earth #cleanup #environment #waste #trash #thankyou
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Today @ellieebelly and I decided we needed to contribute to the environment around us by each filling ...
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Today @ellieebelly and I decided we needed to contribute to the environment around us by each filling up a garbage bag full of trash. We found dozens of plastic bottles, fish hook/line, clothing, plastic bags, and a ton of other things polluting our society. We are now going to make this a regular ... Today @ellieebelly and I decided we needed to contribute to the environment around us by each filling up a garbage bag full of trash. We found dozens of plastic bottles, fish hook/line, clothing, plastic bags, and a ton of other things polluting our society. We are now going to make this a regular thing and hope others will join with us. This is such an easy task that anyone can do and a big way to help our wildlife. So please throw away your garbage and pick it up if you see any☺️
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This view isn’t gonna be here for long if we don’t change our ways with excess food waste, trash, clothing/ ...
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This view isn’t gonna be here for long if we don’t change our ways with excess food waste, trash, clothing/ textile production and many more. The world's largest collection of ocean garbage is growing, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between ... This view isn’t gonna be here for long if we don’t change our ways with excess food waste, trash, clothing/ textile production and many more. The world's largest collection of ocean garbage is growing, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, has grown to more than 600,000 square miles, a study published Thursday found. That's twice the size of Texas. The patch is not a solid mass of plastic. It includes about 1.8 trillion pieces and weighs 88,000 tons — the equivalent of 500 jumbo jets. The new figures are as much as 16 times higher than previous estimates. #worldoceansday / #chrisfotog
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Gunna make a long winded post I went to the beach to walk along and along with all the jellyfish and ...
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Gunna make a long winded post I went to the beach to walk along and along with all the jellyfish and man o'war I see a ridiculous amount of plastic so within my four hour walk I happened upon a birthday ballon, cut it open and voila! It became my garbage bag. Within five minutes I had filled it with ... Gunna make a long winded post
I went to the beach to walk along and along with all the jellyfish and man o'war I see a ridiculous amount of plastic so within my four hour walk I happened upon a birthday ballon, cut it open and voila! It became my garbage bag. Within five minutes I had filled it with pieces of plastic and string. RECYCLE and don't litter for the birds that eat the trash on the beach, for the fishes with bellies full of plastic and for you and me. Be kind and good things come ✌🏼
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Dead sign in the forest- it makes me super sad - mostly because of all the trash around it :(((( . . . #trash ...
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Dead sign in the forest- it makes me super sad - mostly because of all the trash around it :(((( . . . #trash #forest #nature #natureinterupted #sighn #sign #tree #plastic #garbage #colors #deadnature #noteco #ecology #green #greenpeace #sadforest #sadnature Dead sign in the forest- it makes me super sad - mostly because of all the trash around it :((((
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As a proud California Ambassador for @letskeepitwild, I celebrated Impact Day today by spending ...
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As a proud California Ambassador for @letskeepitwild, I celebrated Impact Day today by spending an extra 30 minutes after my run picking up trash in one of my favorite local spots and got 16 POUNDS. Of human garbage. In 30 minutes. The amount of wrappers, plastic, containers and surprisingly ... As a proud California Ambassador for @letskeepitwild, I celebrated Impact Day today by spending an extra 30 minutes after my run picking up trash in one of my favorite local spots and got 16 POUNDS. Of human garbage. In 30 minutes. The amount of wrappers, plastic, containers and surprisingly socks found on a common trail is staggering. If we all can spend hours running, hiking, biking, and enjoying our outdoor world we can spend a few minutes cleaning it up. At @letskeepitwild we aim to not have to spend those extra few moments, let's all take responsibility for ourselves and our natural environment and hold ourselves to a higher standard. If you've seen the trash can I call my car you know I'm including myself in that too. What are you doing for #impactday?
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Here's some trash for your feed <span class="emoji emoji270c"></span> . 2018 i wanna push for zero waste, ok maybe realistically, just ...
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Here's some trash for your feed . 2018 i wanna push for zero waste, ok maybe realistically, just less waste (that's why there's a non-recyclable bin there! Haha) . Some tips I learned while rummaging thru my trash to make segregating easier! . 1. Have a tupperware in your kitchen counter ... Here's some trash for your feed ✌
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2018 i wanna push for zero waste, ok maybe realistically, just less waste (that's why there's a non-recyclable bin there! Haha) .
Some tips I learned while rummaging thru my trash to make segregating easier! .
1. Have a tupperware in your kitchen counter for your Veggies, fruit peelings, etc. And throw it in your garden (or compost) every few days. This already makes your garbage less yuckier as you already eliminated the organic content. .
2. Segregate by:
- Clean Plastics and Bottles
- Paper (that can be burnt or composted)
- Tins and Foils. It's easier to clean them before segragating as I saw a lot of maggots in my used corned beef can (eww!). Another problem I have with this are the left overs (Shampoo in the sachet, crumbs in the chips packaging, etc) 😮
- Unclean Plastics (i.e. buying fish in the market, etc).
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What I learned:
- Purchase less single use plastic and foil products
- Bring tupperwares when buying in market
- Bring my Drinking Bottle everywhere
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Those who have been doing this and actually reached ZERO WASTE level. You guys are the real heroes! ✨And honestly, whatever effort, however minimal is a step towards helping mother earth 🌏 We can be better!!
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About 4 weeks in to our wormy adventure, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our budding worm farm. ...
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About 4 weeks in to our wormy adventure, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our budding worm farm. The worms are plump + wriggly, the buckets smell fresh + earthy. Worm castings are collecting! The worms are also processing nearly all of our produce waste, some cooked grains, breads/pastas, ... About 4 weeks in to our wormy adventure, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our budding worm farm. 😍🌱🌸 The worms are plump + wriggly, the buckets smell fresh + earthy. Worm castings are collecting! The worms are also processing nearly all of our produce waste, some cooked grains, breads/pastas, and daily coffee grounds and tea. Our plan is to expand to three more buckets with the offspring of these buckets, and we should be set for all of our kitchen waste.✔️🌽✨ They also have become a way for us to compost the crazy amount of paper product that comes home in worksheets, bulletins, notes, etc from the kid’s school. 📚🍎 About every 10 days, we’ve lightly turned the buckets to check the worms and add new paper shreds, which also helps us maintain good moisture levels. 💁🏼‍♀️ Our worm farm has become an integral part of our no-waste, sustainable operation. In the 8 weeks we’ve lived on the farm, we are proudly collecting less than one 13 gallon garbage bag of trash each week. Guinea pigs, worms, recycling glass, plastics, metal, plus a dramatic reduction in single use plastic has made all the difference. 💪🌎🌳🕊 Plus Oliver and Luna are the sweetest of helpers. 🐶😘 #wholelifewellness #farmshmarm #ecofarm
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This site at the end of Northbananna river Drive in Merritt Island has a dumpster here by @kbbbrevard with the theory that the dumpster contains the illegal dumping if the dumpster is gone people will be less likely to put garbage there they might actually second-guess it before they just ... This site at the end of Northbananna river Drive in Merritt Island has a dumpster here by @kbbbrevard with the theory that the dumpster contains the illegal dumping if the dumpster is gone people will be less likely to put garbage there they might actually second-guess it before they just leave it lying on the ground it's common sense they see a dumpster They think it's OK to dump the no dumping sign is 8 feet tall and the average person does not see it because of improper placement of the sign we need to do something to rectify the situation this dumpster gets emptied almost daily and gets refilled constantly by every day people and contractors and businesses yet nothing gets done to try and put a stop to this we are just purposely polluting our waterways and our rivers. Please get rid of the dumpster, change its placment, get one with a top to try to contain some of the light garbage,plastic that gets blown into the river constantly port canaveral owns the property what can you do to help this situation @portcanaveral #capecanaveral #florida #floridadepartmentofenvironmentalprotection #fldep #epa #environment #polution #litter #litterbugs #respecttheenvironment #pickupyourtrash #portcanaveral #merrittisland #trash #peoplesuck
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FREE THE SEA <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span> Did you know that in the middle of the pacific ocean there is a giant trash patch which ...
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FREE THE SEA Did you know that in the middle of the pacific ocean there is a giant trash patch which is called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It stretches 600.000 square miles which is more then twice the size of Texas and three times the size of France and is growing every day. It’s located ... FREE THE SEA 🌊
Did you know that in the middle of the pacific ocean there is a giant trash patch which is called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It stretches 600.000 square miles which is more then twice the size of Texas and three times the size of France and is growing every day. It’s located between Hawaii and California. Items such as bottles, ropes, plastic bags and fishing nets are the most common objects spotted in the pile. @north_sails is trying to change that and wants to free the ocean from plastic. They launched the Free The Sea Collection made out of recycled PET bottles and 1% of all sales go to the Ocean Family Foundation.
Over the years I have realized how beautiful this world is and that we need to change our plastic consumption at least a bit.
It’s great to be part of this important campaign! Thank you @north_sails #freethesea #GoBeyondPlastic #northsails #ad
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. first time apartment checklist — intro: you may not need everything on this list, especially ...
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. first time apartment checklist — intro: you may not need everything on this list, especially if you have a smaller space. — 🛏 bedroom - bed - dresser - desk & chair - vanity & stool - nightstand - bookshelf - armoire - mattress - bedding – sheets, pillowcases, duvet/comforter, ... .
first time apartment checklist

intro: you may not need everything on this list, especially if you have a smaller space.

🛏 bedroom
- bed
- dresser
- desk & chair
- vanity & stool
- nightstand
- bookshelf
- armoire
- mattress
- bedding – sheets, pillowcases, duvet/comforter, throw pillows, blanket
- hangers
- night light
- alarm clock
- full length mirror
- hamper
- under-bed storage
- closet storage boxes & bins
- curtains

🍽 kitchen
- dish soap & sponges
- drying rack
- pots & pans
- pot holders/oven mitts
- dish towels
- chip clips
- cutlery
- cutlery tray
- measuring cups (liquid + dry) & spoons
- cooking utensils – ladle, spatula, whisk, etc
- baking sheets
- bottle opener & corkscrew
- colander & strainer
- food storage containers
- can opener
- cutting board
- wine glasses
- vegetable peeler
- glasses, cups & coffee mugs
- cheese shredder
- zip-loc bags
- aluminum foil, plastic wrap & wax paper
- blender
- coffee maker
- microwave
- toaster oven
- toaster
- spoon rest
- mixing bowls
- serving fishes & serving spoons
- plates & bowls
- knife set
- kitchen shears
- kettle or hotpot
- paper towels & holder
- trash bags
- ice trays
- recycling and trash bins
- countertop storage containers

🚽 bathroom
- hand towels, bath towels & washcloths
- shower curtain & liner
- toilet seat
- toilet plunger
- toilet brush
- toilet paper
- bath mats
- shower caddy
- toothbrush holder
- trash bin
- toiletries
- storage accessories

🛋 living room & dining room:
- couch, love seat, or sofa
- comfy chairs
- coffee table
- console table
- side table
- tv stand
- bookshelf
- ottoman
- rug
- mirror
- lamps
- dining room table & chairs
- hutch
- curtains

🚰 cleaning supplies
- vacuum cleaner
- mop & bucket or swiffer
- broom & dust pan
- feather duster
- cleaning wipes
- glass cleaner
- all-purpose spray
- garbage can & bags
- ladder or step stool
- laundry basket
- sponges & rags
- laundry detergent & fabric softener
- dryer sheets
- stain remover
- bleach

🚪 odds & ends:
- drawer organizers
- batteries
- flashlight
- storage solutions
- first aid kit
- extension cords
- pen & paper
- matches
- light bulbs
- multi-plugs
- any personal items & decor pieces
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 #tbt this photo was taken in 2008 on Kamilo beach on the Big island of Hawaii. A year before I went to ...
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#tbt this photo was taken in 2008 on Kamilo beach on the Big island of Hawaii. A year before I went to Midway atoll, a tiny speck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (where we literally found tons of plastic) and it was just the tip of the iceberg of a long journey to document the story behind the great ... #tbt this photo was taken in 2008 on Kamilo beach on the Big island of Hawaii. A year before I went to Midway atoll, a tiny speck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (where we literally found tons of plastic) and it was just the tip of the iceberg of a long journey to document the story behind the great pacific garbage patch @plasticpdise. How did we get here and where are we headed? .
Unfortunately not much has changed on this beach since 2008, plastic production and pollution has grown exponentially. China’s refusal to take the worlds trash now has forced nations to deal with their own plastic pollution...which in turn has led to more awareness. It starts with more awareness/education, leading to consumer and producer responsibility and legislation so tangible change can occur...that’s what’s been most encouraging to me. Thanks @natgeo for the comprehensive coverage highlighting this most important issue, and for so many groups leading the way. #refusesingleuse #strawssuck #plasticparadise #planetorplastic
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(Part 1) I arrived on a very delayed flight in the middle of the night to Bali. After an overwhelming ...
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(Part 1) I arrived on a very delayed flight in the middle of the night to Bali. After an overwhelming entrance I finally made it to my hostel with a word from a new friend to spread the kindness. I awoke the next morning to find myself on the beach. I took a few steps seeing trash, the more steps I took, ... (Part 1) I arrived on a very delayed flight in the middle of the night to Bali. After an overwhelming entrance I finally made it to my hostel with a word from a new friend to spread the kindness. I awoke the next morning to find myself on the beach. I took a few steps seeing trash, the more steps I took, the more trash, piles and piles of plastic, cups, and paper lining the beach and seeping into the waters as far as the eye can see. I walked for miles and miles, my heart aching with each piece of garbage I saw. Never once had I heard of a trash problem, the gorgeous photos that had filled my Instagram feeds showed nothing & spoke of nothing but pristine beaches. What a sad lie, pieces of our earth are crying out to us, lined as a human wasteland, but we have ignored the calls. I met up with friends for dinner &continued the conversation. On our walk home, two men on a moped came up to my friend as we were walking & stole her purse filled with their wallets and phone. We all attempted to chase after them and watched as their moped disappeared before we realised how much we were all shaking. We found our way to the police & eventually made our way back to our places. I could barely sleep so shaken up, so scared, a piece of my view on humanity had been stolen along with my friends item. A view that had allowed me to travel for the last five years alone with an armour of fearlessness. I awoke the next morning with a cough and a fever, I rested for the next couple days, and finally let the tears fall. I sat with the tears, the paralysing fear, and in those moments I had a decision. I could allow the evilness of a few others to keep me fearful, to trap me inside, to make me book a one way ticket back home and never look back, or I could find the lesson here. The lesson that God gives me through each hardship, the lesson to be more cautious, to be even more aware of my surroundings, to be grateful that although things were stolen& we were all shaken up, we were all physically safe. To realise the desperation of humanity that survives in this world. To hold the space for this & to #trusttheprocess. xx #therealtruth #takecareoftheearth #humanity #alivelikeyoucontest
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A sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Spain died due to nearly 30 kilograms of trash that blocked ...
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A sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Spain died due to nearly 30 kilograms of trash that blocked its digestive system. An autopsy on the 10-metre-long juvenile whale was performed after it was found near a lighthouse in Murcia, in the country's south, in February. Twenty-nine kilograms ... A sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Spain died due to nearly 30 kilograms of trash that blocked its digestive system.

An autopsy on the 10-metre-long juvenile whale was performed after it was found near a lighthouse in Murcia, in the country's south, in February.

Twenty-nine kilograms of rubbish including plastic bags, sacks of raffia straw, ropes, nets and a drum were uncovered from the whale's digestive tract by the local El Valle Wildlife Recovery Centre.

The whale would have been unable to digest or excrete the rubbish, experts said, resulting in its death.

It likely died of peritonitis, an inflammation of the tissue that lines the abdomen, which is usually caused by an infection or a hole in the intestines.

Sperm whales mostly feast on a diet of giant squid, and are known to dive almost 1 kilometre in search of food.

They also occasionally eat octopus, small sharks, crabs, shrimp and fish.

The local tourism department has since launched an anti-litter campaign to try to reduce the amount of garbage left in the waters of Murcia. "The presence of plastics in seas and oceans is one of the greatest threats to the conservation of wildlife throughout the world," said Consuelo Rosauro, from the Murcian Government. "Many animals get trapped in the trash or ingest large amounts of plastics that end up causing their death."
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so now that i'm finally back in town, i'd like to shed some light on a really important, but much ignored ...
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so now that i'm finally back in town, i'd like to shed some light on a really important, but much ignored topic of discussion. thank you to the wonderful @doubleuf91 for initiating this project! small things make a big difference. for inquiries, please dm me. REDUCE – usage of non-biodegradable ... so now that i'm finally back in town, i'd like to shed some light on a really important, but much ignored topic of discussion. thank you to the wonderful @doubleuf91 for initiating this project! small things make a big difference. for inquiries, please dm me.

REDUCE – usage of non-biodegradable items
REUSE –  as many things as possible like bags/bottles/wrapping

RECYCLE – Paper, plastic (not chips or chocolate wrappers), steel or aluminium cans ‘Kachrey wala’s and ‘raddi wala’s’ do NOT engage in practices that are environmentally friendly. Trash ends up in landfills or is burnt (one option will damage our lungs and the other will eventually lead to more land occupied by trash than people)

Recycling can be easy and convenient: -Keep separate boxes in your home/school/workplace and when they fill up do 1 of the following things:
Call Gul Bahao (A non-profit organization involved in multiple different sustainability and charitable projects), you will have to drop off your recyclables to their drop off centre at NIPA. They will track the value of your waste and invest it in their amazing projects!

Call Garbage Can (Social Entrepreneurship effort aimed at tackling the garbage problem in Karachi.) They offer pick up services, call them and schedule a time for pick up. You can donate the recyclables or sell them if they are of a substantial quantity. Contact: 0300-6628697.

Call Alico Waste Management Services if you have a large amount of waste including chemical, scrap, leftover food, chaff, remains of construction, toners of recycle papers, worn out machineries & equipment, thrown away packing materials, dead plants, extra soil. Their pick up services are charged but the price decreases with the amount of waste products. Contact: 0333-RECYCLE, 0322-RECYCLE

Contact: +92 21 35891615-16

We will update this list with more services once they are verified. Please post and repost this info! Their Facebook pages and websites can easily be found with a Google search.

Encourage people to recycle. Start collecting recyclables and join in our recycling drive next month!

#recyclingisconvenient #keepkarachiclean #recycledpaper #recycledplastic
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Yesterday's trash haul, and just a portion of it! 26lbs of garbage, half of that weight made up of ...
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Yesterday's trash haul, and just a portion of it! 26lbs of garbage, half of that weight made up of glass. It's a rainy #impactday for @letskeepitwild ambassadors and I wanted to double the weight of trash I collected last time around. I almost hit the mark but was mostly disappointed in the ... Yesterday's trash haul, and just a portion of it! 26lbs of garbage, half of that weight made up of glass. It's a rainy #impactday for @letskeepitwild ambassadors and I wanted to double the weight of trash I collected last time around. I almost hit the mark but was mostly disappointed in the amount of harmful trash this time, broken glass and sharp metal scraps and hard plastic that can harm all the little creatures on our home trails. It's the first day of spring and this season I'm going to try harder to leave it better than I found it. #letskeepitwild #keepitwild #cleanup #packitout #leavenotrace #takeonlymemoriesleaveonlyfootprints #wildkeepers #giveadamn
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Sea Cadets in the United Kingdom created a campaign that is close to my heart. I've lived in many countries and worked in many more and one thing I've noticed is that we ALL have a #pollution problem. The #plastic we use each day is petroleum-based and NEVER breaks down - it only gets smaller. ... Sea Cadets in the United Kingdom created a campaign that is close to my heart. I've lived in many countries and worked in many more and one thing I've noticed is that we ALL have a #pollution problem. 👉The #plastic we use each day is petroleum-based and NEVER breaks down - it only gets smaller. Plastic ends up in water ways and the ocean everywhere. There are even "plastic islands" off the coast of FL where I live, not to mention the enormous amount in the ocean. 👉We can see ships dump their garbage overboard around FL, but the cause is not hopeless. Do your part, throw your trash away and pick up what you come across.
Regrann from @seacadetsuk - @beachguardian has teamed up with us to turn the tide on plastic! Have a look at the 'top tips to stay safe' video they made with Padstow Sea Cadets #scrapplastic
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SAVE THE OCEAN <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span>Eight million metric tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year. That equates ...
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SAVE THE OCEAN Eight million metric tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year. That equates to one garbage truck of plastic being dumped in the ocean every minute! Much of the plastic you do not see because bottles fill with water and sink, and many other plastics break down into micro-plastics, ... SAVE THE OCEAN 🌊Eight million metric tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year. That equates to one garbage truck of plastic being dumped in the ocean every minute! Much of the plastic you do not see because bottles fill with water and sink, and many other plastics break down into micro-plastics, which are eaten by marine animals and seabirds - but it's there! What are you going to do about it? Awareness is the first and huge step! You can start by avoiding single-use plastic, picking up trash, and teaching your little bandits to respect the Earth. 🌊🌎 #savetheocean #beachandbandits #plasticsoupfoundation #staywildchild #upf50
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This #Worldoceanday I cannot stress enough the importance of every human being taking certain ...
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This #Worldoceanday I cannot stress enough the importance of every human being taking certain actions daily in order to save our beautiful planet for the generations to come. Every minute, one garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. Yearly, a colossal of 1.4 billion tons ... This #Worldoceanday I cannot stress enough the importance of every human being taking certain actions daily in order to save our beautiful planet for the generations to come.

Every minute, one garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. Yearly, a colossal of 1.4 billion tons of trash ends up in our beautiful oceans. Of this waste, much of it is Plastic.
More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped in our oceans yearly.
1 in 3 species of marine mammals have been found entangled in marine litter.
Over 90% of all seabirds have plastic in their stomachs.
#saynotoplastic #plasticpollution #savetheenvironment @oceana
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Yes, I look like Cousin It on this shark dive. <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> ____________________ #Tbt to #abikinikindalife ...
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Yes, I look like Cousin It on this shark dive. ____________________ #Tbt to #abikinikindalife in my other home on this snowy winter solstice️. I was thinking about ocean conservation today because it’s trash day here in Nelson, BC. And here in Nelson, you have to pay to throw ... Yes, I look like Cousin It on this shark dive. 😂
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#Tbt to #abikinikindalife in my other home 🌴🌊 on this snowy winter solstice❄️❄️❄️. I was thinking about ocean conservation today because it’s trash day here in Nelson, BC. And here in Nelson, you have to pay to throw out trash, which makes residents recycle more and create less waste in general. Plus the garbage guy comes only twice a month. (We haven’t generated any trash since moving here 2 weeks ago, nbd 😝😉). Plastic pollution is still one of the greatest problems for our oceans. Even though scientists are coming up with new ways to eliminate marine waste, the best cure is to not create waste at all. And not only does trash end up choking sea animals like turtles and dolphins, but if you eat fish, you end up eating micro plastics from whatever rubbish that gets dumped. 🤢
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Some easy tips are: Bring your own mug to the juice bar/ coffee shop! Almost always, baristas will fill my large Starbucks cup, even if I order a small 😉 ____________________
Use reusable vegetable bags at the grocery store! I bought mine on Amazon & keep them in my reusable grocery bags.
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Buy in bulk! Bring your own container to the store for bulk foods like rice, nuts, beans, or peanut butter, etc. It’s cheaper anyway.
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🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 And if you’ve got any pro-tips for that reduce/reuse life , comment below! 💋
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#conservation #sustainability #savesharks #outdoorwomen #worldnomads #optoutside #hawaii
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Did you know the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly made up of abandoned fishing gear? As reported ...
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Did you know the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly made up of abandoned fishing gear? As reported by National Geographic, a comprehensive study found that fishing nets account for 46 percent of the trash, with the majority of the rest composed of other fishing industry gear, including ... Did you know the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly made up of abandoned fishing gear? As reported by National Geographic, a comprehensive study found that fishing nets account for 46 percent of the trash, with the majority of the rest composed of other fishing industry gear, including ropes, oyster spacers, eel traps, crates, and baskets. Micro plastics also make up a large majority of the amount of pieces of plastic found there as well. If you want to help put a stop to this pollution quit eating fish. Eating fish isn't healthy any more any way with how polluted our oceans and waterways are nowadays.
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Spent today volunteering to clean the beach 🏖 今日はボランティアで海の清掃へ。 ・ Did you know? It is said that ...
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Spent today volunteering to clean the beach 🏖 今日はボランティアで海の清掃へ。 ・ Did you know? It is said that plastic waste the amount of 1 garbage truck is dumped into the ocean every MINUTE. ・ 知ってた?トラック1台分のプラスチックゴミが《毎分》海に流されてるんだって。 ・ (The second photo) It only took me about 15 MINUTES to get my ... Spent today volunteering to clean the beach 🏖 今日はボランティアで海の清掃へ。

Did you know? It is said that plastic waste the amount of 1 garbage truck is dumped into the ocean every MINUTE. ・
知ってた?トラック1台分のプラスチックゴミが《毎分》海に流されてるんだって。

(The second photo) It only took me about 15 MINUTES to get my trash bag half full 😶 Most of the trash were bottle caps and plastic packages for food... from things WE consume when we visit the beach.

(2枚目の写真) 掃除15分ぐらいでゴミ袋の半分がいっぱいに😶 やっぱり多かったのが飲み物のキャップや食べ物のプラスチック包装… それは全部私たちが海に行く時に食べ飲みしてるもの。

This isn’t an ad or promotion so no I don’t have a nice closing line for this post 😂 but it’s never too late to take an action and help out a cause!
これは宣伝じゃないから、本当にオチがないw でも、何かを始めるのに遅すぎることはないから、みんなも一緒に始めよう!🌍

#volunteer #cleantheocean #ootd #outfit #outfitoftheday #beach #ocean #savetheplanet #今日の服 #今日のコーデ #葛西臨海公園 #葛西 #西なぎさ #ボランティア #ボランティア活動 #海 #ビーチ #海浜 #海浜清掃 #海が好きな人と繋がりたい
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Did you know 80% of the plastic that pollutes our oceans comes from cities? Most of the waste left ...
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Did you know 80% of the plastic that pollutes our oceans comes from cities? Most of the waste left on the streets ends up in the oceans. However, the majority of city residents don’t know that the first step in protecting the oceans is to throw our waste into the garbage. To help people in cities ... Did you know 80% of the plastic that pollutes our oceans comes from cities? Most of the waste left on the streets ends up in the oceans. However, the majority of city residents don’t know that the first step in protecting the oceans is to throw our waste into the garbage.

To help people in cities understand how their urban lifestyle has a direct impact on the oceans, Sea Shepherd and the creative agency FF LA-NY launched a project to bring the oceans to the city.

On World Oceans Day (June 2018), massive posters were printed and displayed under trash cans on the streets of Los Angeles in Venice Beach's busy boardwalk, Downtown, and Silverlake. These installations were designed to be a perfect reflection of the ocean surface in the street, with the same wave size of the sea. The actual waste found on the surrounding street was displayed on these posters so passers-by could see that when they throw trash on the ground, they're throwing it in the oceans. See the full video on our Facebook or YouTube page.

What do you do to limit your plastic consumption?

#RefuseReduceReuseRecycle #StemtheTide #BePartoftheChange
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We’re always picking up plastic or balloons or some other sort of garbage out of the ocean. If you ...
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We’re always picking up plastic or balloons or some other sort of garbage out of the ocean. If you watch our stories you see how much stuff we get while on the boat, we also grab stuff we come across in the water. We’ve been diving a lot of weed lines lately and with seaweed comes all the trash that ... We’re always picking up plastic or balloons or some other sort of garbage out of the ocean. If you watch our stories you see how much stuff we get while on the boat, we also grab stuff we come across in the water. We’ve been diving a lot of weed lines lately and with seaweed comes all the trash that gets stuck in the mats of weeds. The first clip is myself grabbing a couple plastic bags, swipe left and you’ll see @covascott with a princess balloon she found, and swipe again and really quickly you’ll see a sifter I found. If you’re out boating or diving and come across trash please pick it up. #sharkaddicts #jupiter #florida #balloonssuck
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Instagram vs reality (swipe left)... ⛱ Our beautiful planet needs our help. 🌎 if you’ve been ...
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Instagram vs reality (swipe left)... ⛱ Our beautiful planet needs our help. 🌎 if you’ve been following me for awhile (or even if you haven’t), chances are you know how much I love to explore this incredible planet - cities, countrysides, and especially anywhere by the beach. When earth ... Instagram vs reality (swipe left)... ⛱
Our beautiful planet needs our help.
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if you’ve been following me for awhile (or even if you haven’t), chances are you know how much I love to explore this incredible planet - cities, countrysides, and especially anywhere by the beach.
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When earth day rolled around this year, I made a promise to give back. Since then I’ve been picking up trash anytime I see it lying around when I go hiking or to the beach.
At first I would just pick things up and throw them out in the nearest trash can. But I quickly noticed how much more garbage there was (so much of it plastic), and started bringing recycling bags with me to fill up.
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I also started sharing some of those moments here in my stories.
If you saw my story on Sunday, you’ll recognize the second photo here.
In the same amount of time it took me to flow through the postures in the first photo (about 10-15 minutes), was exactly how long it took for me to fill the recycling bag halfway up in the second pic. And that was on a relatively clean beach.
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I’m sharing this because I want to invite you all you to join me. 😊
Imagine if each of us made a little effort, not only to clean things up, but also to reduce our consumption & garbage in the first place. Thee are so many ways we can make a difference. Start with baby steps.
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Are you willing to join me? 😍
ps. If you know of any great profiles that promote cleanups, please share below.
(I already follow @4ocean).
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‘Don’t be afraid of sharks... Be afraid of trash’, 2018 ... painted to benefit @pangeaseed @streetarthouse ...
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‘Don’t be afraid of sharks... Be afraid of trash’, 2018 ... painted to benefit @pangeaseed @streetarthouse helping to clean up our oceans ... “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, has grown to more than 600,000 ... ‘Don’t be afraid of sharks... Be afraid of trash’, 2018 ... painted to benefit @pangeaseed @streetarthouse helping to clean up our oceans ... “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, has grown to more than 600,000 square miles... That's twice the size of Texas.” Brutal. #artivism #thismeansmar
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Ok you guys this is really sad ..I’m at the park and saw this groundhog running around with a plastic ...
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Ok you guys this is really sad ..I’m at the park and saw this groundhog running around with a plastic bag tied around his neck. I can’t tell if it’s on purpose or an accident but it’s sickening either way, and it’s tight. I tried calling the city and organizations but wasn’t able to get help for ... Ok you guys this is really sad ..I’m at the park and saw this groundhog running around with a plastic bag tied around his neck. I can’t tell if it’s on purpose or an accident but it’s sickening either way, and it’s tight. I tried calling the city and organizations but wasn’t able to get help for the poor guy and now I can’t find him. PICK UP YOUR TRASH. I’m glad our city is continuing to ban plastic bags but you still need to be responsible for your own garbage. 😡😡😡😡 #Montreal #cotestluc #trudeaupark #ctv #mtlblog #plasticbags #recycle #savetheearth #savetheanimals #spca #disgusting #groundhog
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Epic Design Endeavours | 5. Tomorrow should mark a milestone for one of the most ambitious - and contentious ...
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Epic Design Endeavours | 5. Tomorrow should mark a milestone for one of the most ambitious - and contentious - design projects of our time. At noon System 001, which has been designed and constructed by the Dutch non-profit, the Ocean Cleanup, to clear plastic trash from the oceans, will be ... Epic Design Endeavours | 5. Tomorrow should mark a milestone for one of the most ambitious - and contentious - design projects of our time. At noon System 001, which has been designed and constructed by the Dutch non-profit, the Ocean Cleanup, to clear plastic trash from the oceans, will be towed out of an assembly yard in Alameda though San Francisco Bay and into the Pacific Ocean. The project was launched in 2013 by a 19 year-old Dutch engineering student Boyan Slat, who decided to take action against plastic pollution after realising that he had seen more plastic bags than fish in the water on a diving holiday in Greece. His plan was to develop a colossal floating structure to contain, collect and clear plastic waste from the huge garbage patches that extend over vast areas of the Pacific. The plastic would then be taken to dry land to be responsible recycled. Slat’s plans have been fiercely crticised by scientists, who have claimed they won’t work, and environmentalists who fear that they may cause more ecological damage than the trash they are removing. Yet the Ocean Cleanup has raised over $30 million from crowdfunding, grants and donations to complete the development of System 001 in an onerous process involving 273 scale model tests, six at-sea prototypes and the mapping of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 30 ships and an airplane. Will the Ocean Cleanup’s epic design endeavour work? We’ll soon find out.

#design #sustainabledesign #designengineering @theoceancleanup @boyanslat #plasticwaste #toxicocean #greatgarbagepatch #epicdesignendeavours
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 #Repost @candowell_ with @get_repost ・・・ Todos os anos, desde 1972, 5 de junho é celebrado como ...
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#Repost @candowell_ with @get_repost ・・・ Todos os anos, desde 1972, 5 de junho é celebrado como o Dia Mundial do Meio Ambiente. A ONU anualmente escolhe um tema, e este ano é Beat Plastic Pollution (Combater a Poluição Plástica). A poluição causada pelo descarte de objetos de plástico ... #Repost @candowell_ with @get_repost
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Todos os anos, desde 1972, 5 de junho é celebrado como o Dia Mundial do Meio Ambiente. A ONU anualmente escolhe um tema, e este ano é Beat Plastic Pollution (Combater a Poluição Plástica).
A poluição causada pelo descarte de objetos de plástico é um dos grandes desafios da atualidade. Estima-se que pelo menos 8 milhões de toneladas de lixo plástico vão parar nos mares anualmente, sufocando os recifes de corais e ameaçando a fauna marinha vulnerável.
De acordo com a campanha da ONU Mares Limpos (Clean Seas), outro grande vilão dos mares são os microplásticos, partículas que medem menos de 5mm e que estão presentes também em cosméticos e produtos de higiene. Pelo menos 51 trilhões de partículas de microplásticos já estão nos oceanos.
São exemplos práticos como parar de usar canudinhos e talheres de plástico, levar sua própria caneca para o trabalho, pressionar as autoridades locais para melhorar a administração do lixo na sua cidade, utilizar sacolas de tecido ao fazer as compras e recolher lixo plástico que encontrar nas praias, florestas e cachoeiras que for visitar. Junte-se a nossa campanha #plasticozero e vamos mudar o mundo!
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Since 1972, June 5 is celebrated the World Environment Day. The UN annually chooses a theme, and this year is Beat Plastic Pollution.
Pollution caused by the disposal of plastic objects is one of the great challenges today. It’s estimated that at least 8 million tons of plastic garbage will end in the seas annually, choking coral reefs and threatening vulnerable marine wildlife.
According to the UN Clean Seas campaign, another major villain of the seas is microplastics, particles that measure less than 5mm and are also present in cosmetics and hygiene products. At least 51 trillion microplastic particles are already in the oceans.
Practical examples of how to stop using plastic straws and cutlery, bring your own mug to work, put pressure on local authorities to improve waste management in your city, use fabric bags when shopping and collect plastic trash at beaches, forests and waterfalls to visit. Join our #plasticzero campaign and let's change the world!
Fonte: ONU; Imagem: Reprodução.
#Candow
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A boy takes his meal beside a river channel full of floating plastic trash at the corner of EDSA and ...
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A boy takes his meal beside a river channel full of floating plastic trash at the corner of EDSA and Roxas Boulevard, Wednesday. Different sectors are calling for a ban on the use of single-use plastics in the city, which makes up most of the garbage that clog the city's waterways. Jonathan ... A boy takes his meal beside a river channel full of floating plastic trash at the corner of EDSA and Roxas Boulevard, Wednesday. Different sectors are calling for a ban on the use of single-use plastics in the city, which makes up most of the garbage that clog the city's waterways.

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
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Just got some new toilet paper in the mail! @whogivesacraptp packs all their products plastic free ...
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Just got some new toilet paper in the mail! @whogivesacraptp packs all their products plastic free and their products are made with bamboo, sugarcane, and recycled paper. Not only that but 50% of their profits go to building toilets etc for those in need. ... ... #zerowaste #2018goals ... Just got some new toilet paper in the mail! @whogivesacraptp packs all their products plastic free and their products are made with bamboo, sugarcane, and recycled paper. Not only that but 50% of their profits go to building toilets etc for those in need. ...
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#zerowaste #2018goals #resolution #trash #garbage #brokensystem #recycle #toiletpaper #papertowel #whogivesacrap #bamboo #sugarcane #ecofriendly #sustainability #sustainable #plasticfree
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Indian photographer Ganesh Vanare and his friend Aishwarya Sharma decided to create a #FollowMeTo ...
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Indian photographer Ganesh Vanare and his friend Aishwarya Sharma decided to create a #FollowMeTo style photo on Juhu Beach in Mumbai to shed light on the amount of plastic waste humans have been polluting the planet with. "It was a horrifying picture to one and all," Sharma told BuzzFeed ... Indian photographer Ganesh Vanare and his friend Aishwarya Sharma decided to create a #FollowMeTo style photo on Juhu Beach in Mumbai to shed light on the amount of plastic waste humans have been polluting the planet with. "It was a horrifying picture to one and all," Sharma told BuzzFeed News, "Living in plush apartments, we never realize that we are facing an adversity, very near to us. It was just to show people that our city is sick and needs help." 🚮😞 Follow @buzzfeedindia for more 🇮🇳 stories (📷: @haram_khor_, @aishwaryasharmaa_)
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#plastic #marinepollution #pollution #plasticpollution #nomoreplastic #saynotoplastic #savetheplanet #saveouroceans #beachcleanup #waste #trash #garbage #rubbish #environment #art #photography #beach #beaches #ocean #sea #travel #explore #travelphotography #photography #juhubeach #mumbai #india #indian
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 #OceanOptimism <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f422"></span>Recently, a beach in Mumbai, India saw its first successful sea turtle nest ...
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#OceanOptimism Recently, a beach in Mumbai, India saw its first successful sea turtle nest in more than 20 years after a massive, two-year beach cleanup! The Times of India reports that 80-to-90 percent of India’s beaches are too polluted for sea turtles to nest successfully, though ... #OceanOptimism
🌊🐢Recently, a beach in Mumbai, India saw its first successful sea turtle nest in more than 20 years after a massive, two-year beach cleanup! 💖
🌊🐢The Times of India reports that 80-to-90 percent of India’s beaches are too polluted for sea turtles to nest successfully, though some suggest there have been nests, and hatchlings have made it to the ocean previously unnoticed.
🌊🐢What we know for certain is our plastic trash is not only deadly to sea turtles at sea who mistake it for food or become entangled, but also on our beaches for nesting mothers and especially hatchlings making their journey from the nest to the big blue. We also know our pollution can be prevented, and our oceans and beaches can be made turtle-friendly again with collective effort.
🌊🐢Please refuse single-use plastics and reduce use of all other plastics. Pick up litter when you see it, or five pieces a day, or spend five minutes in an area you enjoy often before you play. Choose vegan (the majority of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is fishing gear).
#BeTheChange
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This morning’s beach cleanup.
#peace #love #vegangirl #irefusesingleuse #fortheanimals #fortheoceans #seaturtleconservation #savetheseaturtles #protectwhatyoulove #greenanarchy #seashepherd #antipoaching #beachcleanup #plasticpollution #ghostnets #animalrights #animallover #naturelovers #seaturtles #marinelife #underwaterart #uwphotography #oceanconservation #marineconservation #protectouroceans #saltlife #divelife #surf
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Plastic... #recycle #handmade #recycled #art #diy #upcycling #design #waste #green #reuse #trash ...
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Plastic... #recycle #handmade #recycled #art #diy #upcycling #design #waste #green #reuse #trash #plastic #pollution #garbage #exposingtrash #photography #healthyplanet #ipickeditup #pickitup #litter #thingsifindwhilewalking #litterati #love #binit #gogreen #toxic #motherearth ... Plastic... #recycle #handmade #recycled #art #diy #upcycling #design #waste #green #reuse #trash #plastic #pollution #garbage #exposingtrash #photography #healthyplanet #ipickeditup #pickitup #litter #thingsifindwhilewalking #litterati #love #binit #gogreen #toxic #motherearth #goa #debris #dontlitter
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*Please Read* Yesterday we went on our third trip with @operationsplash & @swimwithsharksny and ...
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*Please Read* Yesterday we went on our third trip with @operationsplash & @swimwithsharksny and we were so thrilled with how many people donated their Saturday mornings to get filthy and clean up. Scroll through these photos and take a look at the amount of trash we collected... in 1 Hour. ... *Please Read* Yesterday we went on our third trip with @operationsplash & @swimwithsharksny and we were so thrilled with how many people donated their Saturday mornings to get filthy and clean up. Scroll through these photos and take a look at the amount of trash we collected... in 1 Hour. That’s not us boasting about our cleanup skills, that’s us expressing how deeply disturbing it is how much plastic trash is still in our bay. @operationsplash has crews going out all the time picking up garbage and to feel that it never ends is a little scary. We wouldn’t claim to be environmentalists, but we’re definitely common sensalists. There are serious issues with the amount of various pollutants on our island and organizations like @operationsplash need the help of volunteers to make the impact we need. During this off-season we’re making moves to install a SPLASH boat in Sayville but we need the help of local businesses as sponsors and individuals as volunteers. If we’re not working together to solve the problems we face, there’s no chance of them going away.
A huge thank you to @barrier.island & @4th.photo for documenting the day
& @tysreef for the photos
#islandstrong #longisland #operationsplash #sayville #freeport #massapequa #barrierisland #swimwithsharks #donateaboat #donateaslip 📸 @barrier.island
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 #Repost @world with @get_repost ・・・ Indian photographer Ganesh Vanare and his friend Aishwarya ...
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#Repost @world with @get_repost ・・・ Indian photographer Ganesh Vanare and his friend Aishwarya Sharma decided to create a #FollowMeTo style photo on Juhu Beach in Mumbai to shed light on the amount of plastic waste humans have been polluting the planet with. "It was a horrifying picture ... #Repost @world with @get_repost
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Indian photographer Ganesh Vanare and his friend Aishwarya Sharma decided to create a #FollowMeTo style photo on Juhu Beach in Mumbai to shed light on the amount of plastic waste humans have been polluting the planet with. "It was a horrifying picture to one and all," Sharma told BuzzFeed News, "Living in plush apartments, we never realize that we are facing an adversity, very near to us. It was just to show people that our city is sick and needs help." 🚮😞 Follow @buzzfeedindia for more 🇮🇳 stories (📷: @haram_khor_, @aishwaryasharmaa_)
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#plastic #marinepollution #pollution #plasticpollution #nomoreplastic #saynotoplastic #savetheplanet #saveouroceans #beachcleanup #waste #trash #garbage #rubbish #environment #art #photography #beach #beaches #ocean #sea #travel #explore #travelphotography #photography #juhubeach #mumbai #india #indian
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We're thrilled to have @thathannahalper in #Costarica with #natgeostudentexpeditions right ...
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We're thrilled to have @thathannahalper in #Costarica with #natgeostudentexpeditions right now. The group worked with Leatherback Trust to pick up plastic and garbage in the area. The second photo is what the water in Costa Rica looks like because of the trash pollution. We are excited ... We're thrilled to have @thathannahalper in #Costarica with #natgeostudentexpeditions right now. The group worked with Leatherback Trust to pick up plastic and garbage in the area. The second photo is what the water in Costa Rica looks like because of the trash pollution. We are excited to have students in Costa Rica who want to help clean up the trash and make the surrounding area beautiful.
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We <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span>glamourize<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> #islandlife and take pictures of every single thing we do when we’re on an island ...
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We glamourize #islandlife and take pictures of every single thing we do when we’re on an island on vacation. Be it riding a bicycle, taking a photo by a hut (you’ve never stayed at), or walking barefoot. But could you, would you - really want to live SIMPLY? I’m seeing so many photos and videos ... We ✨glamourize✨ #islandlife and take pictures of every single thing we do when we’re on an island on vacation. Be it riding a bicycle, taking a photo by a hut (you’ve never stayed at), or walking barefoot. But could you, would you - really want to live SIMPLY?

I’m seeing so many photos and videos of trash being brought from the waters of Manila after the typhoon, or the floods caused by plastic and garbage clogging the sewage system.
It breaks my heart (and it’s really disgusting). We want more more more and buy more to feel better. I’m trying to lesson my impact on the planet everyday and learning more about it by following inspiring people or good examples. I’m also reading an e-book now about zero waste which I’ll share in my stories. I really hope to live simply and hopefully in my own way, still leave a beautiful world for our children. 📷: @olibayer
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It's not always JUST about sharks. They're just one of the JENGA blocks we as humans are pulling from the bottom of the stack in regards to the oceans ecosystem. And we all know what happens when too many blocks are pulled from the bottom. This is my good friend Alex Rose @noblue.nogreen dropping ... It's not always JUST about sharks. They're just one of the JENGA blocks we as humans are pulling from the bottom of the stack in regards to the oceans ecosystem. And we all know what happens when too many blocks are pulled from the bottom.
This is my good friend Alex Rose @noblue.nogreen dropping some very important knowledge.
Repost from @cuspconference - It’s kind of a crazy number, we dump about 8 million tons of plastic trash into our ocean every single year. It’s a nutty number and kinda hard to visualize. And it’s actually about the same as 19,000 fully loaded Boeing 747s. So imagine 19,000 huge airplanes of trash dumped into the ocean every single year. It’s hard to think about. And where does it all go? It all has to go somewhere. Some of it sinks, some of it floats, some it forms these huge garbage patch islands that are the size of Texas floating around in the Pacific. And some of it breaks down into micro plastics and those are actually some if the bigger issues for such a small thing. Because that means the plankton and the small fish are eating it so it is entering the food chain and we eat fish. So essentially we’re eating plastic. And if we keep up with this 8 million tons a year it is projected that we will have more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. That’s not far away.
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Excerpt from Alex Rose’s @noblue.nogreen of @blueringinc presentation at Cusp 2017.
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Don’t think your day to Day actions have an impact on the environment? Think again! <span class="emoji emoji203c"></span>️ . <span class="emoji emoji26d4"></span>️ The Great ...
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Don’t think your day to Day actions have an impact on the environment? Think again! ️ . ️ The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Now Twice the Size of Texas! . ️ The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches across 617,000 square miles of the northern Pacific Ocean, based on their survey, and plastics ... Don’t think your day to Day actions have an impact on the environment? Think again! ‼️ .
⛔️ The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Now Twice the Size of Texas! . ⛔️ The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches across 617,000 square miles of the northern Pacific Ocean, based on their survey, and plastics make up 99.9 percent of the trash in the patch. . ⛔️ And while 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic might seem extraordinary, oceanographer Laurent Lebreton of The Ocean Cleanup foundation said the composition of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the noteworthy takeaway. While microplastics made up 94 percent of the total number of pieces of plastic in the patch, they only accounted for 8 percent of the mass. . ⛔️ 92 percent of the mass was represented by larger objects—such as discarded fishing nets several meters in size—and 8 percent consisted of microplastics smaller than 5 millimeters in size. . ⛔️ 46% of The Garbage patch consists of fishing nets! . ⛔️ A total of 1.8 trillion plastic pieces were estimated to be floating in the patch – a plastic count that is equivalent to 250 pieces of debris for every human in the world. . ⛔️ The overwhelming bulk of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is large pieces of trash. Most are hard plastics — think tupperwares, bottles, lids, buckets, ropes and lots of fishing nets. Fishing nets made up nearly half the plastic discovered. . ⛔️ The large and medium-sized plastics bigger than 2 inches, known as megaplastics and macroplastics, comprised more than 75 percent of the total mass of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. . ⛔️ Scroll through photos 👉🏻 .
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I just asked my fairy @ffffraise how #Siargao is this Holy Week and it sounded bad. The plastic bins ...
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I just asked my fairy @ffffraise how #Siargao is this Holy Week and it sounded bad. The plastic bins are overflowing. I can imagine what the landfills will look like next week. Do your part. Take some of your garbage home with you. I brought my plastic trash home recently. If you're at the beach, ... I just asked my fairy @ffffraise how #Siargao is this Holy Week and it sounded bad. The plastic bins are overflowing. I can imagine what the landfills will look like next week. Do your part. Take some of your garbage home with you. I brought my plastic trash home recently. If you're at the beach, pick up the garbage around you, take it back to the local government of Siargao and ask how it can be properly disposed of. Photo taken by @tropicdrone on an island far away from #Cloud9. But look how much garbage washes up on the shore. That huge half tire we were carrying was overflowing after cleaning up a small section of the shore. People live on this island. Please help the locals keep their home clean.
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Parce que chaque geste compte <span class="emoji emoji267b"></span>️🚮🗑🚯 L’éco-citoyenneté nous concerne tous ! Merci @laurythilleman ...
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Parce que chaque geste compte ️🚮🗑🚯 L’éco-citoyenneté nous concerne tous ! Merci @laurythilleman de ton engagement 🤙🏻 tu déchire et tu es un bel exemple pour tous ! 🏻 #laurythilleman #projectrescueocean #dechets #pollution #beachcleanup #cleanup #plastic #environnement #protection ... Parce que chaque geste compte ♻️🚮🗑🚯 L’éco-citoyenneté nous concerne tous ! Merci @laurythilleman de ton engagement 🤙🏻 tu déchire et tu es un bel exemple pour tous ! 😉👏🏻 #laurythilleman #projectrescueocean #dechets #pollution #beachcleanup #cleanup #plastic #environnement #protection #education #respect #eco #banplastic #straw #banthebag #ecocitoyen #rubbish #trash #garbage #plage #ocean #mer #beach #surf #sunset
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Desde la producción, pasando por la educación y hasta el saneamiento. Si no hacemos algo pronto... #bali #paradise #plastic #nature #naturelovers #nomore #pollution #sad #humanbehavior #lost #trash #garbage #earth Desde la producción, pasando por la educación y hasta el saneamiento. Si no hacemos algo pronto...
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🌲“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of ...
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🌲“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” 🌲—Lady Bird Johnson....Every choice you make has an impact on this planet! 🌎. So many precious animals are dying due to our ignorance. Try to eliminate or limit the use of plastic material! ... 🌲“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” 🌲—Lady Bird Johnson....Every choice you make has an impact on this planet! 🌎. So many precious animals are dying due to our ignorance💔. Try to eliminate or limit the use of plastic material🚫! Whether that’s in straws, water bottles, or plates 😕. Other people and I spent our Saturday picking up plastic and garbage from one of our beaches🏝. Picking up all this trash, was an honorable gesture to Mother Nature❤️🌎. ‼️HAPPY EARTH DAY‼️🌏🌍🌎 #eco #earthday #noplastic #saveanimals
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Did you know that over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the ...
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Did you know that over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century? 50% of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away. Do we really need to have two straws in our favourite cocktails, to get takeaway food several times a week, to buy single-use ... Did you know that over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century? 50% of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away. Do we really need to have two straws in our favourite cocktails, to get takeaway food several times a week, to buy single-use water bottles whenever we’re thirsty, to buy plastic wrapped fruit and veggies at the supermarket?
30% of the plastic produced annually ends up in our oceans. Every minute, that’s one garbage truck of plastic dumped into our oceans. If we carry on at this rate, this is expected to increase to two per minute by 2030.

For the next 30 days I’m committed to living zero waste - meaning that I won’t produce any form of trash: no plastic, no recyclable packaging, no single use items. It’s a step towards a more conscious and sustainable lifestyle. Let's see if it's really that hard.
w/ @lili.pan
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WE DO NOT INHERIT THE EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS; WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN #SelfridgesProjectOcean ...
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WE DO NOT INHERIT THE EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS; WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN #SelfridgesProjectOcean #DoYourPart #OneLess #SaveTheEarth #Selfridges #DoGood #Thailand #SaveOurPlanet #DoYourBit #ForOurFuture #ContemplatingLife #ForTheNextGeneration #SavingOurPlanet #GlobalHealth ... WE DO NOT INHERIT THE EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS; WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN #SelfridgesProjectOcean #DoYourPart #OneLess #SaveTheEarth #Selfridges #DoGood #Thailand #SaveOurPlanet #DoYourBit #ForOurFuture #ContemplatingLife #ForTheNextGeneration #SavingOurPlanet #GlobalHealth #EarthDay #ContemplatingOurFuture #AmazingSunset #NoPollution #LoveTheWorld #Holiday #DontDestroyTheEarth #Vegan #AchieveSocialJustice #ClimateChange #HelpChangeOurFuture #Environment #MotherEarth #GreenEarth #SaveTheEnvironment #VeganCurious • Our planet and almost all animals and plants living on it are struggling with man made pollution. The world pollution statistics are simply staggering! The horrible state of our planet is made tangible when we see revolting pictures of birds covered in oil, poisoned fish, trapped turtles and recently the plastics in our oceans. Every year, more than 14 billion pounds (6 billion kilograms) of garbage is dumped into the world's ocean. Most of it, is plastic that is toxic to marine life. Known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, there even is a “continent” made from the plastic trash, floating in the Pacific Ocean. According to some estimates, the patch can be as large as twice the size of the US. In 2018, the eighth year of SELFRIDGES PROJECT OCEAN, we continue to support the #OneLess campaign to make our communities and cities plastic water bottle free and have introduced new initiatives such as recycling coffee cups to help make our iconic yellow carrier bags. In 2015 SELFRIDGES began to focus on plastic pollution in our ocean by removing all plastic carrier bags from our stores and all single-use plastic water bottles from our Foodhalls and restaurants. In 2016 we stopped selling beauty products containing plastic microbeads and we are continuing to spread the word by inviting you to make the #OneLess pledge. Remember with every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you are connected to the sea.
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Today, I become a tour guide for couples from the Netherlands, Lieutenant Peter and Chintya enjoyed ...
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Today, I become a tour guide for couples from the Netherlands, Lieutenant Peter and Chintya enjoyed the beauty of Penyali and Penjalin islands. One good impression that I got from them and we should make a habit when traveling. "bring a plastic bag to carry the garbage we produce, take it ... Today, I become a tour guide for couples from the Netherlands, Lieutenant Peter and Chintya enjoyed the beauty of Penyali and Penjalin islands.
One good impression that I got from them and we should make a habit when traveling.
"bring a plastic bag to carry the garbage we produce, take it home!" We can also spend our last minute before leave to collect plastic trash.
It's good for our nature!

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A tidal wave of plastic trash will flood the world over the next decade, a new study says, and warnings ...
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A tidal wave of plastic trash will flood the world over the next decade, a new study says, and warnings are already blaring like sirens in the United States. . In the wake of China's decision to stop importing nearly half of the world's scrap starting Jan. 1, particularly from the wealthiest ... A tidal wave of plastic trash will flood the world over the next decade, a new study says, and warnings are already blaring like sirens in the United States.
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In the wake of China's decision to stop importing nearly half of the world's scrap starting Jan. 1, particularly from the wealthiest nations, waste management operations across the country are struggling to process heavy volumes of paper and plastic that they can no longer unload on the Chinese. States such as Massachusetts and Oregon are lifting restrictions against pouring recyclable material into landfills to grant the operations some relief.
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If Europe and the rest of the world struggle like the U.S., according to the study by researchers at the University of Georgia released last week, an estimated 111 million metric tons of plastic waste will pile up by 2030. Based on the amount of domestic scrap exported to China, the researchers estimate that the U.S. will have to contend with 37 million metric tons of extra waste, an amount it's not prepared to handle.
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Heavy loads of garbage worldwide will not only continue leaking into oceans but would also likely spill into neighborhoods. Studies say that between 8.3 billion and 9 billion metric tons of plastic have been produced since 1950. That's more than four Mount Everest's worth of trash. According to a separate study released last year, all but 2 billion metric tons of that plastic still sits on the Earth as garbage in landfills, recycled trash or pollution scattered in the environment, including deep oceans where a plastic island twice the size of Texas floats.
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First thing in the morning a Hindu is doing is to put the offerings in front of their door. They think ...
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First thing in the morning a Hindu is doing is to put the offerings in front of their door. They think if they don’t, they would upset the gods. It’s normally made of dry banana leafs, then they put flowers in, Palo santo and something to eat; some sweets or rice or cookies. On the one hand, it’s ... First thing in the morning a Hindu is doing is to put the offerings in front of their door. They think if they don’t, they would upset the gods. It’s normally made of dry banana leafs, then they put flowers in, Palo santo and something to eat; some sweets or rice or cookies.
On the one hand, it’s a nice tradition which shows you the deep belief and culture of the Balinese. But on the other hand... there is sooo much garbage. Really Bali is dying from garbage. The sad thing is that those “presents” are just not taken away, they stay and each day another one is coming so more and more garbage on the streets. These small things might not be that bad since they’re made of natural materials (except for the sweets) but when you’re in Bali and see to the right and left of the streets you see A LOT of garbage / plastic trash. Unfortunately, Indonesia doesn’t have any functioning waste disposal. So the rivers, the streets and some lost gardens are full of plastics.. I live in Germany we have like five bins for our trash but sometimes I also wonder where it REALLY ends... we can also do a lot to avoid plastic trash.
Don’t use plastic bags (also not for fruits or vegetables) - Always carry a textile bag! It takes around 10-20 years to absorb it.
Don’t use straws, you don’t need them!
Avoid plastic bottles! (450 years to absorb it)
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Kali Bekasi (Bekasi River) today.. despite of long dry season, there is still enough amount of water ...
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Kali Bekasi (Bekasi River) today.. despite of long dry season, there is still enough amount of water flew into the river. But, don't be happy yet.. this black water contain pollutan and toxic liquid waste from industrial and household around the river. Not to speak of trash and tons of plastic ... Kali Bekasi (Bekasi River) today.. despite of long dry season, there is still enough amount of water flew into the river. But, don't be happy yet.. this black water contain pollutan and toxic liquid waste from industrial and household around the river. Not to speak of trash and tons of plastic garbage on the riverbank... ----- #river #riverbank #bekasi #westjava #jawabarat #pollutant #polusi #plastic #waste #trash #garbage #plasticwaste #toxic #liquidwaste #industrial #household #polusi #limbah #limbahcair #sampah #sampahplastik #environtment #lingkungan #sungai #sungaisampah #limbahindustri #kalibekasi
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The amount of rubbish we as humans have produced is existential, and the time is NOW that we must get ...
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The amount of rubbish we as humans have produced is existential, and the time is NOW that we must get creative as to how we are going to reverse the damage we have caused. Unfortunately most trash we produce does not break down for many many years and it has ended up in our oceans; at this point it’s ... The amount of rubbish we as humans have produced is existential, and the time is NOW that we must get creative as to how we are going to reverse the damage we have caused. Unfortunately most trash we produce does not break down for many many years and it has ended up in our oceans; at this point it’s too much for mere human hands to pick up, so we are going to new lengths — fingers crossed for this project/creation to be successful. Read below and check out @hawaiinewsnow for the full article! ♻️🤙🏽💚 “By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Engineers set to sea Saturday to deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom was being towed from San Francisco to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - an island of trash twice the size of Texas.

The system was created by The Ocean Cleanup, an organization founded by Boyan Slat, a 24-year-old innovator from the Netherlands who first became passionate about cleaning the oceans when he went scuba diving at age 16 in the Mediterranean Sea and saw more plastic bags than fish. "The plastic is really persistent and it doesn't go away by itself and the time to act is now," Slat said, adding that researchers with his organization found plastic going back to the 1960s and 1970s bobbing in the patch.

The buoyant, U-shaped barrier made of plastic and with a tapered 10-foot (3-meter) deep screen, is intended to act like a coastline, trapping some of the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic that scientists estimate are swirling in that gyre but allowing marine life to safely swim beneath it.

Fitted with solar power lights, cameras, sensors and satellite antennas, the cleanup system will communicate its position at all times, allowing a support vessel to fish out the collected plastic every few months and transport it to dry land where it will be recycled, said Slat.”
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The World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup System Launched This Weekend. (<span class="emoji emoji1f448"></span> pics). This is what my superhero ...
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The World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup System Launched This Weekend. ( pics). This is what my superhero friend, Boyan Slat has been working on since I knew him as a teen. He’s proof we can solve the world’s grand challenges with our brain’s ingenuity. This is why I advocate for the limitless potential ... The World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup System Launched This Weekend. (👈 pics). This is what my superhero friend, Boyan Slat has been working on since I knew him as a teen. He’s proof we can solve the world’s grand challenges with our brain’s ingenuity. This is why I advocate for the limitless potential of your mind and for teaching accelerated learning, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking in our schools. @theoceancleanup .
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Boyan Slat is a young inventor who set out to fight against the world's plastic pollution problem. At only 20 years old, he developed an invention aimed at tackling the world's largest patch of garbage, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

This vortex of trash, located between California & Hawaii, covers 600,000 sq miles of ocean and is responsible for countless animal deaths. After years of testing and research, Slat's foundation The Ocean Cleanup is finally ready to launch the system and begin the Pacific cleanup. The invention consists of a nearly 2,000-foot-long tube that floats on the water. This has a 10-foot tapered skirt attached to it that stops debris from escaping.

Currents in the water carry the system along naturally, and as the tube curves, it accumulates garbage in the center for easy removal. This means that every few months, a vessel can go to retrieve the trash and bring it to land for sorting and recycling. This simple idea has proved effective in testing and now that the system passed its last tests for seaworthiness, it's ready to take on its big mission.

On Sept 8, the system will launch from The Ocean Cleanup assembly yard and move through the San Francisco Bay towards the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Once launched, it should take about 3.5 hours to enter the Pacific Ocean, at which point its final destination will be about 1,000 nautical miles away.

The day is a pivotal moment for Slat and his team, who went through almost 300 scale models, comprehensive mapping of the Garbage Patch, and several technology iterations to bring the system to fruition. With the launch nearly here, they can focus on the next goal, which is cleaning up half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.
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As someone who loves the beach... I’ve got a #challenge for you!<span class="emoji emoji1f6a8"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f6a8"></span> (warning! Long post) Not because ...
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As someone who loves the beach... I’ve got a #challenge for you! (warning! Long post) Not because you win something if you tag 5 of your friends or because you get featured In a post if you upload a pic, but because it’s the cool thing to do. It’s cool to be conscious of the world around you. ... As someone who loves the beach... I’ve got a #challenge for you!🚨🚨
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Not because you win something if you tag 5 of your friends or because you get featured In a post if you upload a pic, but because it’s the cool thing to do. It’s cool to be conscious of the world around you. It’s cool to be aware of your environment. Lets start helping our beaches and oceans and stop being so wasteful. There are way too many statistics out there supporting that by the time we get to 2050 our oceans will have more plastic in them than fish! Plastic has now penetrated our food chain! They are finding more and more plastic in fish which eventually end up at our restaurants, homes and local bodegas (shout out NYC)! I just found out that there is no #recycling system on #southbeach here in #miami.... which is INSANE considering it’s legitimately a beach. I’ve seen people throw garbage out of their cars while driving on the highway, I’ve seen so many plastic straws and bags along side of the beaches... if we want a big change it takes the small steps.
Step 1: refuse plastic (bags, utensils, cups) it’s hard and you may slip up but start staying aware of your day to day consumption. (That will blow your mind)
Step 2: bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store. (Don’t use the plastic bags for your veggies! Soak them in vinegar and water when you get home and you’re good)
Step 3: pick up some trash. No one is too good to bed over and pick up some trash.
Step 4: hold your friends and families (even strangers) accountable. Educate your loved ones on the why’s and start spreading the steps!
#beatplasticpollution @unenvironment #worldenvironmentday
To my local #miami peeps, I’d love to know some of our representatives that can help facilitate some change in this city! Tag em! #recyclingiscool
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As beautiful as El Nido is, it is also one big garbage dump! Trash everywhere! Infuriates me. Saddens ...
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As beautiful as El Nido is, it is also one big garbage dump! Trash everywhere! Infuriates me. Saddens me. How hard can it be to have the simplest policies in place to protect a precious resource and to offer visitors the best of whom we are? . How would you like to be invited to a home, and when ... As beautiful as El Nido is, it is also one big garbage dump! Trash everywhere! Infuriates me. Saddens me. How hard can it be to have the simplest policies in place to protect a precious resource and to offer visitors the best of whom we are?
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How would you like to be invited to a home, and when the host opens the door, she is beautiful and friendly, but her house is full of trash and clutter and her toilet smells??
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According to Mark Villaflor of @estelnido_, each person in El Nido produces 3kg of garbage per day vs 1/2kg per day nationally. What is the private sector doing about it? What is the LGU doing about it? What are we doing about it?
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Next time you visit a beautiful place, or any place for that matter, think about how much garbage you’ll be leaving behind. First of, refuse single-use plastic like straws, water bottles, plastic bags. Next, throw your trash in the proper receptacles. Anyone who dumps their cigarette butts or soda cans or tansans or candy wrappers just anywhere is a ______________!! Go ahead, fill in the blank! I want to know what you think. .
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#trashtalk #sustainablesolutions #elnido #ecotourism #ecotravel #responsibletourism #wastemanagement #saveourseas #saveourbeaches #cleanup
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AFTER ONE DIVE, see the amount of plastic and trash we have in our waters, we are better than this everyone!!!! ...
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AFTER ONE DIVE, see the amount of plastic and trash we have in our waters, we are better than this everyone!!!! What is happening to our oceans, see the amount we picked up after just ONE DIVE please be more responsible with your trash, please naman :( all the clean up dives in the world won’t ... AFTER ONE DIVE, see the amount of plastic and trash we have in our waters, we are better than this everyone!!!! What is happening to our oceans, see the amount we picked up after just ONE DIVE 😔😔😔😔 please be more responsible with your trash, please naman :( all the clean up dives in the world won’t do anything unless we dispose of garbage the right way! WE HAVE A PROBLEM PEOPLE.
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We have stopped lining our garbage can with plastic because we don’t have plastic bags from the groceries ...
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We have stopped lining our garbage can with plastic because we don’t have plastic bags from the groceries anymore. And we have started composting food waste for my little garden. Though we have a big trash bin lined with garbage bag for when the garbage truck comes. I know it still has plastic ... We have stopped lining our garbage can with plastic because we don’t have plastic bags from the groceries anymore. And we have started composting food waste for my little garden. Though we have a big trash bin lined with garbage bag for when the garbage truck comes. I know it still has plastic and it will never be perfect but I believe it’s the conscious choices we make that will make a difference. And maybe influence others to do the same. 🌿
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Spoke about plastics to an international community united by an interest & love for the ocean. I ...
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Spoke about plastics to an international community united by an interest & love for the ocean. I planned to talk about environmental campaigning & how we can influence positive change, but I felt in to the audience & decided to go deep on the impact plastic pollution is having. I suppose this ... Spoke about plastics to an international community united by an interest & love for the ocean.
I planned to talk about environmental campaigning & how we can influence positive change, but I felt in to the audience & decided to go deep on the impact plastic pollution is having. I suppose this is part of environmental campaigning, reading your audience & adapting your message to best suit their needs.
Every minute one million plastic bags get used & also a garbage truck of waste gets dumped in the sea. Plastics leach chemicals into our food & drink, which mimic Estrogen, causing hectic health impacts such as diabetes, cancer, infertility. 1 of 4 fish caught for food in Indo & Nor Cal were found to have plastics in their bellies.
Such a positive response from the audience despite blasting their brains with all the information & science I could fit on a slideshow in 15 minutes. Super interesting convos from hearing about solar powered plastic clean up pontoons to Trash Hero organisations breaking the social stigma around picking up trash to a conservation themed escape room.
Unlike the West, many of the island nations in Southeast Asia cannot hide from their trash any longer. This is no longer an “environmental” issue. This is a humanitarian issue. It is necessary to address to protect water & food source from contamination & air from trash burning contamination, so their is much interest in quitting plastics, helping businesses find alternatives, advocating for bans & legislation. Very inspired by the individuals taking initiative & making incredible change!

Thank you for photos @mermaid_ginger 💙🙏🏽🌊🧜🏼‍♀️
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This is really sad <span class="emoji emoji1f614"></span> #Repost @endextinctionintl ・・・ Post written by @plasticfreemermaid 🧜🏻‍♀️ ・・・ Planet ...
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This is really sad #Repost @endextinctionintl ・・・ Post written by @plasticfreemermaid 🧜🏻‍♀️ ・・・ Planet or Plastic? is @natgeo ’s admirable, multiyear initiative aimed at raising awareness of the global plastic crisis & reducing the amount of single-use plastic that is polluting ... This is really sad 😔 #Repost @endextinctionintl
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Post written by @plasticfreemermaid 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Planet or Plastic? is @natgeo ’s admirable, multiyear initiative aimed at raising awareness of the global plastic crisis & reducing the amount of single-use plastic that is polluting our world's oceans.
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The magazine is playing it's own part, wrapping the mag in paper, not plastic, for the first time ever.
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The U.S., U.K. & India editions will see paper from now on! The company pledges to have ALL global issues wrapped in paper by 2019. 'This change will save more than 2.5 million single-use plastic bags every month,' the company says in a press release. 🙌🏽
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Photo 1: On Okinawa, Japan, a hermit crab resorts to a plastic bottle cap to protect its soft abdomen. Beachgoers collect the shells the crabs normally use, and they leave trash behind. Photo by Shawn Miller.
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Photo 2: Some animals now live in a world of plastics like these hyenas scavenging at a landfill in Harar, Ethiopia. They listen for garbage trucks and find much of their food in trash. Photo by Brian Lehmann.
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Photo 3: To ride currents, seahorses clutch drifting seagrass or other natural debris. In the polluted waters off the Indonesian island of Sumbawa, this seahorse latched onto a plastic cotton swab. Photo by Justin Hoffman. Take the time to seek out cardboard stemmed cotton swap, usually available at health shops.
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Photo 4: Under a bridge on a branch of the Buriganga River in Bangladesh, a family removes labels from plastic bottles, sorting green from clear ones to sell to a scrap dealer- where waste pickers can earn around $100 a month. Photo by Randy Olson.
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Photo 5: Here the photographer (John Cancalosi) took it upon himself to free this stork from a plastic bag at a landfill in Spain, but bag can kill more than once: Carcasses decay, but plastic lasts and can choke or trap again.
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Photo 6: Trapped in plastic: An old plastic fishing net snares a loggerhead turtle in the Mediterranean off Spain. The turtle could stretch its neck above water to breathe but would have died had the photographer (Jordi Chias) not freed it.
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A young male sperm whale discovered dead off the coast of Spain died from ingesting a huge quantity ...
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A young male sperm whale discovered dead off the coast of Spain died from ingesting a huge quantity of trash, authorities revealed this week. About 64 pounds of garbage — including plastic bags, ropes, fishing nets and a drum — was found lodged inside the mammal’s digestive system. The ... A young male sperm whale discovered dead off the coast of Spain died from ingesting a huge quantity of trash, authorities revealed this week.

About 64 pounds of garbage — including plastic bags, ropes, fishing nets and a drum — was found lodged inside the mammal’s digestive system.

The 32-foot-long whale was discovered near the small resort of Cabo de Palos in the southeast Murcia region in February, per a statement released by the regional government on Wednesday.

Officials at the El Valle Wildlife Rescue Center determined from an autopsy conducted on the animal that it had died from its inability to digest or dislodge the trash or from peritonitis. #whale #trash #ocean #animals #ecology #pollution #wildlife #greenpeace #garbage #plastic
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If you see trash, please pick it up. 🚮 - - I'm sorry, but if you don't, you're part of the problem. ...
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If you see trash, please pick it up. 🚮 - - I'm sorry, but if you don't, you're part of the problem. I must've picked up nearly 30 items of garbage on a 15 minute walk with Duffy this morning - children's cheap plastic jewelry, hair ties, rubber bands, many plastic bags, straws, napkins and giant ... If you see trash, please pick it up. 🚮 -
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I'm sorry, but if you don't, you're part of the problem. I must've picked up nearly 30 items of garbage on a 15 minute walk with Duffy this morning - children's cheap plastic jewelry, hair ties, rubber bands, many plastic bags, straws, napkins and giant soda/water bottles. Some things super gross looking, but were heading right towards the lake so I went for it. Or were in the areas where the children typically roll around and play. All in my neighborhood. A supposedly "nice" neighborhood. -
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I wish I took a picture of my collection to share. This is out of control and until we take responsibility and action this won't get any better. Our daily decisions can either help or make the situation worse.
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Think I'm exaggerating? Please research for yourself to learn how our current consumer practices are destroying the planet, our health and the beautiful creatures living on it. And no, recycling is NOT the answer!
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Simple things you can do that can make a HUGE difference:
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1) Use your own reusable bags. Please, there's no reason to use plastic bags at the stores. Fruits and veggies don't need to be bagged!
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2) Use a reusable water bottle and coffee cup. All you have to do is remember to pack it - pretty easy and painless.
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3) Pick up 3 pieces of garbage on each walk. 😁
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BREAKING NEWS! ••• A living fossil from the deep sea was discovered with trash in its stomach. ~<span class="emoji emoji1f621"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f494"></span>~ ...
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BREAKING NEWS! ••• A living fossil from the deep sea was discovered with trash in its stomach. ~~ Coelacanths aren’t the most common fish. In fact, they were thought to be extinct until December of 1938, when a Museum curator named Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer was inspecting the bycatch ... BREAKING NEWS! ••• A living fossil from the deep sea was discovered with trash in its stomach. ~😡💔~ Coelacanths aren’t the most common fish. In fact, they were thought to be extinct until December of 1938, when a Museum curator named Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer was inspecting the bycatch of a fisherman in South Africa. Turns out they were just hiding in the deepest bits of the ocean remaining virtually unchanged for 400 million years. Now, they’re eating potato chip bags.

The photo you see was actually taken back in 2016, but didn’t gain as much traction online as many other trash-related animal deaths, like that pelican with the lighter or those sperm whales that washed up in Europe.

Still, though, the fact that a creature that’s been around since way before the dinosaurs and lives in a place where we can’t get to is able to eat a floating bag of chips says volumes about how far-reaching our damage has become. “Unchanged for 400 million years, even the ‘living fossil’ coelacanth isn’t immune from our trash,” tweeted the Blue Planet Society. “Not the best advertising for @lays." Coelacanths, while not the comeliest of creatures, have managed to survive for hundreds of millions of years. Now, though, with out garbage floating around and our lust for a never-ending supply of fish, they’re in dire straights. Researchers estimate there may only be around 10,000 in total. Although they apparently taste awful and have no commercial value they’re often caught up in deep sea trawling operations. According to IFLScience, they’re a popular aquarium fish, even though the don’t last long in a tank.
~SPREAD AWARENESS! WE MUST END PLASTIC POLLUTION! 👊💙🌊🐟 ~Explore. Educate. Protect!~ 🙏📢👊💙🌊🐬🐳🐋🐠🐟🐡🦈🐙🐚🦀🦑 Caption/Info Credit: Alexander Haro
Picture Credit: BluePlanetSociety
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We will be wearing special Adidas kits built out of technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic for today's game. Covering more than 70 percent of our planet, oceans are among the earth’s most valuable natural resources. They govern the weather, clean the air, help feed the world, and ... We will be wearing special Adidas kits built out of technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic for today's game.
Covering more than 70 percent of our planet, oceans are among the earth’s most valuable natural resources. They govern the weather, clean the air, help feed the world, and provide a living for millions. They also are home to most of the life on earth, from microscopic algae to the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet. Yet we’re bombarding them with pollution. By their very nature—with all streams flowing to rivers, all rivers leading to the sea—the oceans are the end point for so much of the pollution we produce on land. The majority of the garbage that enters the ocean each year is plastic—and here to stay. That’s because unlike other trash, the single-use grocery bags, water bottles, drinking straws, and yogurt containers, among eight million metric tons of the plastic items we toss (instead of recycle), won’t biodegrade. Instead, they can persist in the environment for a millennium, polluting our beaches, entangling marine life, and getting ingested by fish and seabirds.
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Such a beautiful being! Facts About Plastic Pollution: •Over the last ten years we have produced ...
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Such a beautiful being! Facts About Plastic Pollution: •Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century. •50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throwaway. •Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. ... Such a beautiful being!
Facts About Plastic Pollution: •Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
•50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throwaway. •Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.
•Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world's ocean surfaces. 80 percent of pollution enters the ocean from the land.
•The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California and is the largest ocean garbage site in the world. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.
•Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean's surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.
One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.
44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies. •Spread the word. Talk to your family and friends about why it is important to reduce plastic in our lives and the nasty impacts of plastic pollution! 🙏
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 #Repost @darlingoftheorient 5 reasons why you should break up with plastic. 1.) Plastics that ...
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#Repost @darlingoftheorient 5 reasons why you should break up with plastic. 1.) Plastics that were made from centuries ago still exist in any size, shape or form. They will never go away, they will be with us for hundreds of years. Our flesh will decompose first before the plastics we've ... #Repost @darlingoftheorient
5 reasons why you should break up with plastic.
1.) Plastics that were made from centuries ago still exist in any size, shape or form. They will never go away, they will be with us for hundreds of years. Our flesh will decompose first before the plastics we've used.
2.) 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. Imagine a garbage truck dumping trash into our oceans EVERY MINUTE. And it will only get worse if we continue using and adding more trash into our environment.
3. ) More than 1,200 species are impacted by plastic, through ingestion or entanglement, both of which can sicken or kill them. Birds, fish, turtles, dolphins, sharks and even whales can be poisoned or trapped by plastic waste. And humans depend on the ocean for food and a healthy ecosystem that maintains the balance of greenhouse gases.

More than 100,000 marine animals and 1 million sea birds die every year due to plastic ingestion or entanglement. 90% of albatross already have plastics in their stomachs. Land animals are also affected. In fact, 50% of the camels that died in UAE are due to plastic ingestion.
4.) Scientists agreed that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by year 2050.
5.) Plastic is made of carcinogenic (can cause cancer), neurotoxic (attacks the nervous system- destructive to nerve tissues), and hormone- disrupting chemicals (can cause cancerous tumor, birth defects, and other developmental disorders). Some of the compounds used in plastic production are Bisphenol-A (BPA), polyethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, phthalates and other plasticizers, dioxins, and vinyl chloride. These are some of the most damaging toxins on the planet.
In the ocean, plastic absorbs toxic chemicals linked to endocrine disruption and even cancer. A tiny piece of microplastic can be one million times more toxic than the ocean water around it. As it degrades, these plastic pieces also release toxic chemicals. And these toxic plastics can work their way up the food chain and onto our plates.
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If these pics of goats in beach trash make you sad, I guess it’s time you RETHINK plastic.
#plasticfreebohol #moreoceanlessplastic #5gyresambassad
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Y'all are probably wondering what #zerowaste is. Zero waste/low waste living is a lifestyle where ...
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Y'all are probably wondering what #zerowaste is. Zero waste/low waste living is a lifestyle where I consciously choose to consume things that produce less waste. These are some of the items I bring with me to use throughout the day. Full disclaimer: I’m not perfect. We don’t live in a zero ... Y'all are probably wondering what #zerowaste is. Zero waste/low waste living is a lifestyle where I consciously choose to consume things that produce less waste. These are some of the items I bring with me to use throughout the day. Full disclaimer: I’m not perfect. We don’t live in a zero waste society yet, but I hope to get us there someday.
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I discovered this lifestyle when I lived in Jordan. I was part of a group of students invited to meet with the mayor of the town we lived in. My classmates and I all went around the room asking questions, mostly about the war in Syria considering we lived a few miles from the border. Our Jordanian peers got to end the meeting by asking questions of their own. The first question they asked was remarkably simple: what are you doing about garbage collection?
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Environmental degradation, landfills, methane from those landfills, plastic pollution in our waterways…these are all problems we can solve. You have to start somewhere, though, right? Even if that somewhere is a plastic straw or a coffee cup ✌️
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Need more reasons why we need to adopt a sustainable platform .... Repost from @world using @RepostRegramApp ...
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Need more reasons why we need to adopt a sustainable platform .... Repost from @world using @RepostRegramApp - Indonesian rescuers found a dead sperm whale with nearly 13 lbs of plastic waste on the shore in a national park in Indonesia on Monday. Some of the items found in the 31 ft carcass ... Need more reasons why we need to adopt a sustainable platform .... Repost from @world using @RepostRegramApp - Indonesian rescuers found a dead sperm whale with nearly 13 lbs of plastic waste on the shore in a national park in Indonesia on Monday. Some of the items found in the 31 ft carcass included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip flops in the carcass. “Although we have not been able to deduce the cause of death, the facts that we see are truly awful,” a spokesperson at WWF Indonesia told the AP, adding that it was not possible to determine whether the plastic had caused the whale’s death because of the animal’s advanced state of decay. Indonesia is the world’s second largest plastic polluter after China, according to a study published in the journal Science in January 🐋😞 (📷: Reuters, Getty)
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#whale #spermwhale #whales #beachedwhale #animal #animals #wildlife #marinelife #marine #marineanimals #beach #beaches #ocean #sea #plastic #pollution #marinepollution #waste #trash #environment #nomoreplastic #saynotoplastic #savetheplanet #saveouroceans #garbage #rubbish #wakatobi #sulawesi #indonesia #indonesian
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"Residents of Manshiyat Nasr collect garbage everyday from around the city and bring it back to ...
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"Residents of Manshiyat Nasr collect garbage everyday from around the city and bring it back to their neighborhood to be sorted by families. Each family specializes in a type of trash: paper, plastic, cans, or glass. The recycled items are then sold, creating a highly efficient and self-sustaining ... "Residents of Manshiyat Nasr collect garbage everyday from around the city and bring it back to their neighborhood to be sorted by families. Each family specializes in a type of trash: paper, plastic, cans, or glass. The recycled items are then sold, creating a highly efficient and self-sustaining economic model for the community. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
When I first decided to create a mural here, I wanted to paint something that would bring beauty to a neighborhood that looked like a landfill to me. It was only when I got to know the generous, honest and strong people of Manshiyat and how they work did I realize my own ignorance. People of Manshiyat Nasr don't live in garbage, they live from garbage. They perform a crucial yet under-appreciated task. Despite the significance of their work, the place is still perceived as dirty, marginalized and segregated. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
This is why I chose to call the mural "Perception". It is an anamorphic piece that covers almost 50 buildings, only visible from a certain point of the nearby Moqattam Mountain. The mural is made up of words from a quote said by a 3rd century Coptic Bishop from Alexandria: “Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eye first.” — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
It’s a symbol. If you want to see the right image, you must first change your perspective." — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
#elseed #mural #murals #muralart #art #artist #artistic #bishop #alexandria #garbage #garbagecollector #prejudice #segregation #discrimination #stigma #marginalized #egypt #manshiyatnaser #moqattam #elseedart #tunisia #france #paris #streetart #streetartist #humansofdubai #mydubai #mydubai🇦🇪
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(Anzeige)<span class="emoji emoji1f4a6"></span>For the oceans: If you want to reduce plastic waste in the oceans maybe reconsider your ...
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(Anzeige)For the oceans: If you want to reduce plastic waste in the oceans maybe reconsider your fish and seafood consumption: a majority of the plastic found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made out of abandoned fishing gear according to an article from @natgeo (from March 2018): ... (Anzeige)💦For the oceans: If you want to reduce plastic waste in the oceans maybe reconsider your fish and seafood consumption: a majority of the plastic found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made out of abandoned fishing gear according to an article from @natgeo (from March 2018): “As it turns out, of the 79,000 metric tons of plastic in the patch, most of it is abandoned fishing gear—not plastic bottles or packaging drawing headlines today.” The article describes a study that found that fishing nets account for 46 percent of the trash, with the majority of the rest composed of other fishing industry gear, including ropes, oyster spacers, eel traps, crates, and baskets. Another cited study believes that plastic pollution in the ocean could triple by 2050 unless a “major response” is mounted to prevent plastic from reaching the ocean. I stopped eating fish a while ago due to several environmental and health reasons but this is another motivational factor for me to follow a plant based whole foods diet. I’m not telling you what you should do. I’m not perfect and don’t live a #zerowaste lifestyle - I just think this information is too important not to share and not to think about it! And if you do consider reducing your fish intake or maybe even eliminating fish and seafood from your diet and are worried about omega 3 fatty acids: 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed offers you enough of the short-chain omega-3 ALA you need daily according to @nutrition_facts_org 💪🏻 PS: pic by @fitcaroreh at the super cool @dopper_official seacret release event - more in my stories 💙 (Werbung ohne Auftrag / ohne Bezahlung aufgrund von Verlinkungen & Presseevent) ☀️ #plantbased #lessplastic #nomoreplastic #ecoconscious
#plasticfreeliving #zerowastelifestyle #savetheplanet #microadventure
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This spring, 40 Canadian youth aged 18-30 came together in Haida Gwaii for a 10-day expedition as ...
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This spring, 40 Canadian youth aged 18-30 came together in Haida Gwaii for a 10-day expedition as part of Ocean Wise’s Ocean Bridge program. Ocean Bridge aims to empower young people to make an impact in ocean conservation by giving them the tools and confidence to lead educational and ... This spring, 40 Canadian youth aged 18-30 came together in Haida Gwaii for a 10-day expedition as part of Ocean Wise’s Ocean Bridge program. Ocean Bridge aims to empower young people to make an impact in ocean conservation by giving them the tools and confidence to lead educational and service projects in their own communities. We sent @daxjustin to document the expedition, which turned out to be life-changing, not just for the youth but for Dax.
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“For me, the most memorable day of the expedition was the day of the shoreline cleanup on North Beach,” Dax writes. “I arrived on the shore that day to find the youth spread out down the beach as far as the eye could see. I joined them in picking up trash, and took photos of them lugging tires, fishing nets and garbage bags filled with bottles and other debris. By the time we reached our garbage drop zone my own backpacks were full of plastic containers. Everyone carried as much as they possibly could without complaint. It was inspiring to see such action. Once we weighed the full load of trash we learned we had removed more than 1,000 kilograms of ocean debris from the shore in one day!”
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Perhaps by now you’ve already heard the news about the whale that died with 80 bags in its stomach. ...
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Perhaps by now you’ve already heard the news about the whale that died with 80 bags in its stomach. But for those who have not, a short-finned pilot whale was found in one of Thailand’s canals on May 28. Attempts were made to nurse the animal back to health as it was unable to swim on its own. Two ... Perhaps by now you’ve already heard the news about the whale that died with 80 bags in its stomach. But for those who have not, a short-finned pilot whale was found in one of Thailand’s canals on May 28. Attempts were made to nurse the animal back to health as it was unable to swim on its own. Two boats were used to float the whale and erect cover to shade it from the sun. Caretakers were with the animal 24 hours per day. Despite these well-intentioned efforts, four days later the whale convulsed, regurgitated four plastic bags, and died. Swipe to the left and you will see the plastic bags found in the animal’s stomach. A total of 8kg (18lbs) was swallowed by this whale and caused obstruction.
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This is unfortunately the state of our oceans. They are becoming more and more heavily polluted by human garbage that stubbornly refuse to disappear. Did you know it can take some plastic items over 1000 years to break down and, even so, they will remain in tiny bits? It’s just not worth it. Single-use disposables are absolutely unnecessary in this day and age when we as humans have so very many alternatives: fabric bags over plastic, metal or glass straws/bottles over plastic, reusable or compostable containers over takeout/styrofoam boxes, utensil travel sets over plastic disposables, and the list goes on. There is #NoExcuseForSingleUse. Please do your part by adopting ocean-friendly practices so that the ingestion of trash by our fellow marine life will be a thing of the past.
Caption: @sevenseasoffreedom
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This bag is full of garbage that was outside behind the dumpsters by the fence at work. Maybe the wind ...
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This bag is full of garbage that was outside behind the dumpsters by the fence at work. Maybe the wind catches the trash, it falls behind when the garbage truck picks it up, or simply just lazy people throw it out of their cars or out the back door at work when they're done with it. It's a bummer to ... This bag is full of garbage that was outside behind the dumpsters by the fence at work. Maybe the wind catches the trash, it falls behind when the garbage truck picks it up, or simply just lazy people throw it out of their cars or out the back door at work when they're done with it. It's a bummer to see it all strewn across the place like this. Plastic bags stuck in the branches, cigarettes in PILES soaked in nasty, sticky, who knows what it was. I'll have to invest in a little trash grabbing guy if I want to get everything. I picked up what I could and what I accomplished took only 15 minutes. Do you know how long it takes to get to a trash can or pick up garbage as you see it? Way less than that. It won't hurt you to pick up a plastic cup and walk it to a dumpster or trash can. It actually might do you some good to do some good.
#begoodtoearth #lovetheworld #pickupyourtrash #bekind #dosomegood #mothernature
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Allow me to start by saying that we got a #FuckedUpGovernment where are they and when on earth will ...
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Allow me to start by saying that we got a #FuckedUpGovernment where are they and when on earth will they remove the piles and piles and piles of garbages from all around Lebanon. Believe me when I say that, I feel ashamed from all the tourists that are going to come and see this scene because as ... Allow me to start by saying that we got a #FuckedUpGovernment where are they and when on earth will they remove the piles and piles and piles of garbages from all around Lebanon. Believe me when I say that, I feel ashamed from all the tourists that are going to come and see this scene because as we all know European countries are more neat and even more clean than us they recycle their garbage and if the garbage man comes and see that there are trash bags and or there is a paper outside the big metal trash they won't pick it up they either knock on your apartment's door telling you to bring a plastic bag and put your trash inside it and or if they saw that your trash bag is outside of the big recycling box they knock on your door and tell you to pick it up and put inside the trash and then he takes it an put it inside his garbage unlike us we are people that haven't heard about recycling and or putting the trash inside the big recycling box. Our government is busy fighting over the presidential chair in order to steal money from the government's safe and putting it in their pockets. Allow me to say 1 last thing inspite of that there are tons and tons of things I want to share with you and say concerning my fucked up goverment, our government is busy insulting each other and throwing shoes and accusations on each other instead of doing what they fuckin' promised us to do and instead of turning our beautiful country into piles and piles of garbage and keeping them piled up like that they could've organzed with a garbage cleaning company of each and every part of Lebanon to send their garbage trucks in order to remove these piles out of the fuckin' streets because this could cause the worst diseases possible in the human body 1 of them is cancer and many other sicknesses but they are very busy insulting each other and humiliating themselves on international TV channels. You know what? I better stop talking.
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Love living so close to the sea <span class="emoji emoji1f41a"></span> Although the sea is a place where people go for all kinds of reasons, ...
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Love living so close to the sea Although the sea is a place where people go for all kinds of reasons, it's also a place that should bring us closer to nature and the immensity of the earth. Yesterday, I was at the beach for a quick swim, and I was so upset to see trash left EVERYWHERE by tourists.. ... Love living so close to the sea 🐚

Although the sea is a place where people go for all kinds of reasons, it's also a place that should bring us closer to nature and the immensity of the earth. Yesterday, I was at the beach for a quick swim, and I was so upset to see trash left EVERYWHERE by tourists.. Of course it's not the first time I see garbage on the beach, but yesterday just stunned me. Dirty diapers, plastic bottles, plastic cups, empty crisps bags, and so much more, all within the vicinity of 20m from a trashcan. How is it possible that people still do this while we yell more and more that we need to do better? How can it be that we need to help to keep the ocean cleaner, but that seagulls are chewing on plastic wrappings after a nice day at the beach... So sad, so bad and so unnecessary! 🐚🐙🐬
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OCEAN DAY EVERY DAY! Say no to plastic Say no to single use item Change you habits WE CAN MAKE A ...
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OCEAN DAY EVERY DAY! Say no to plastic Say no to single use item Change you habits WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The garbage that you throw or you see on the road end up in our rivers. All the small and big rivers end in the ocean carrying all the trash with them. Once there 70% of it go strait to ... OCEAN DAY EVERY DAY!
Say no to plastic
Say no to single use item
Change you habits
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The garbage that you throw or you see on the road end up in our rivers. All the small and big rivers end in the ocean carrying all the trash with them.
Once there 70% of it go strait to the bottom of the sea.

In 2025 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
250 MILLION METRIC TONS of plastic will be in the water. Do you really want to swim in it?

I TAKE THE PLEDGE AGAINST PLASTIC!
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#worldoceanday #iamnotplastic #noexcuseforsingleuse #cleanocean #teamocean #diveagainstdebris #stopplasticpollution #change #ourblueplanet #scubaearth #scubadiving #underwater #underwaterphotography #paasonplastic #followme #aroundtheworld #acrossthesea and #plasticfree
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CALL TO ACTION - TAG EVERYONE YOU KNOW BELOW Everyone needs to see this. The horrible Freediving in trash video is going globally viral right now and I am stoked about it. I've been working with a news agency to get this out there and it's hitting hard. I think about the days that Mums can't take ... CALL TO ACTION - TAG EVERYONE YOU KNOW BELOW Everyone needs to see this. The horrible Freediving in trash video is going globally viral right now and I am stoked about it. I've been working with a news agency to get this out there and it's hitting hard. I think about the days that Mums can't take their children down to the trash filled beach to swim anymore or when marine life will only be seen in massive sea tanks. Wake up world, here's the reality of our future. Trista @underwater_explorer I were training in the open ocean when we were hit with a tonne of garbage. It was real and it was fucking scary. Every single day we use refillable water bottles, I take my own bags to the shops and get pissed off if anyone even asks me if I want a plastic bag or if they put a straw in my drink. Your reaction to these little 'BIG' things has the power to better the environment because if you don't chose to say no to plastic, for example, you can enjoy swimming in the shit as much as we did. And believe me, you will. @take3forthesea @theclimatecouncil #repost #iamjuliawheeler #saynotoplastic #nosingleuseplastic
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The Uinta Mountains are an amazing area in Utah. After backpacking last week my husband was frustrated ...
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The Uinta Mountains are an amazing area in Utah. After backpacking last week my husband was frustrated with the amount of garbage in the mountains. As someone who spends 5-7 days a week in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains he sees a lot of trash. ⛰ A couple days ago he decided to do something about ... The Uinta Mountains are an amazing area in Utah. After backpacking last week my husband was frustrated with the amount of garbage in the mountains. As someone who spends 5-7 days a week in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains he sees a lot of trash.

A couple days ago he decided to do something about it and is hoping to create a movement among us all who love the outdoors. He created @naturescleaningclub a club that’s free to join with the sole purpose of making our favorite adventure spots a little nicer for the next person.

Today I went on one of the #NaturesCleaningClub adventures. We spent over six hours exploring new lakes in the Uintas, fishing, swimming, hiking, running, and picking up over 5 pounds of trash along the way.
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If you want to join the club it’s simple... bring a bag with you on your next adventure, take a little extra time to walk around and pick up what others left behind. Take a photo with the trash you find in the amazing places you go and use the hashtag #naturescleaningclub - it’s that simple.
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The hope is to share your adventures on the Instagram channel above what he does or we do together.
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I can say the genuine thanks and interest from people on the trail today was above and beyond. And honestly the whole thing was a little fun to see who could find the weirdest stuff in the wilderness... for me nothing 👎 too crazy, lots of glass, foil, plastic, and a shotgun shell. For Forest... a flip flop, nerf toy, old mp3 headphones thing in a lake, and plastic plate.
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It’s about doing something that feels great and helps keep our favorite places clean and happy!
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Even the dogs are happy to help, run around nature, and enjoy less glass and trash in the wilderness...
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#trailwomen #leavenotrace #saveourplanet #carefornature #plogging #traildogsofinstagram #uintas #utahisrad #keeputahbeautiful #weekendadventures
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Leave only your footprint, not trash. It doesn’t take much effort, really. Dispose of your garbage ...
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Leave only your footprint, not trash. It doesn’t take much effort, really. Dispose of your garbage at the right bins and keep tiny trash in your pocket or bag. You can even bring the small ones for when you’re leaving the island. Decline plastic bags when you don’t need them. Siargao is so beautiful ... Leave only your footprint, not trash. It doesn’t take much effort, really. Dispose of your garbage at the right bins and keep tiny trash in your pocket or bag. You can even bring the small ones for when you’re leaving the island. Decline plastic bags when you don’t need them. Siargao is so beautiful and so are the other beaches that we have in the Philippines. Let’s be real caretakers. At the very least, be a responsible visitor. ✌🏼
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