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The first #beach we got to in the #DominicanRepublic wasn't too promising... #plastic #trash #ocean ...
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The first #beach we got to in the #DominicanRepublic wasn't too promising... #plastic #trash #ocean #waste #clean #puertoplata #DR #visitdominicanrepublic #visitpuntacana #dominican The first #beach we got to in the #DominicanRepublic wasn't too promising... #plastic #trash #ocean #waste #clean #puertoplata #DR #visitdominicanrepublic #visitpuntacana #dominican
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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An endangered green sea turtle floats lifeless of Mafia Island, Tanzania. Turtles face numerous ...
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An endangered green sea turtle floats lifeless of Mafia Island, Tanzania. Turtles face numerous threats, mostly anthropogenic. One significant threats these ancient sea reptiles face is ingesting plastic, this often causes serious digestion issues and can eventually lead to death. ... An endangered green sea turtle floats lifeless of Mafia Island, Tanzania. Turtles face numerous threats, mostly anthropogenic. One significant threats these ancient sea reptiles face is ingesting plastic, this often causes serious digestion issues and can eventually lead to death. Just by taking care of our trash and minimizing or eliminating our plastic use we can help these amazing animals from mistakenly eating plastic.
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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.
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HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS! . Did you know the most littered item in the world and the No. 1 man-made contaminant ...
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HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS! . Did you know the most littered item in the world and the No. 1 man-made contaminant in the world’s oceans is the small but ubiquitous cigarette butt? . Of the 5.6 trillion cigarettes manufactured worldwide each year come with filters made of cellulose acetate, ... HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS!
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Did you know the most littered item in the world and the No. 1 man-made contaminant in the world’s oceans is the small but ubiquitous cigarette butt?
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Of the 5.6 trillion cigarettes manufactured worldwide each year come with filters made of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic that can take a decade or more to decompose. As many as two-thirds of those filters are dumped irresponsibly each year.
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The Ocean Conservancy has sponsored a beach cleanup every year since 1986. For 32 consecutive years, cigarette butts have been the single most collected item on the world’s beaches, with a total of more than 60 million collected over that time. That amounts to about one-third of all collected items and more than plastic wrappers, containers, bottle caps, eating utensils and bottles, combined.
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People sometimes dump that trash directly on to beaches but, more often, it washes into the oceans from countless storm drains, streams and rivers around the world. The waste often disintegrates into microplastics easily consumed by wildlife. Researchers have found the detritus in some 70 percent of seabirds and 30 percent of sea turtles.
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Those discarded filters usually contain synthetic fibers and hundreds of chemicals used to treat tobacco. Cigarette waste leeches into the soil, streams, rivers and oceans making its way back into the food chain and eventually into us.
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Aside from the staggering amount of information regarding the devastating impacts smoking has on a person’s health, the dark void of the products afterlife is just another in a mountain of reasons to quit the dangerous habit of smoking.
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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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Who’s ready for World Cleanup Day aka Coastal Cleanup Day 2018? September 15th is coming and we are ...
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Who’s ready for World Cleanup Day aka Coastal Cleanup Day 2018? September 15th is coming and we are gathering our squad for beach cleanups and brand audits. Check out our locations in our bio! Or join one of our ambassadors globally to get involved like @weldonwade in Bermuda: ・・・ #BeTheChange ... Who’s ready for World Cleanup Day aka Coastal Cleanup Day 2018? September 15th is coming and we are gathering our squad for beach cleanups and brand audits. Check out our locations in our bio! Or join one of our ambassadors globally to get involved like @weldonwade in Bermuda:
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#BeTheChange 🇧🇲 "We still have a responsibility to ourselves, to future generations of Bermudians, to our animals, to our earth to be more respectful and to do our part when we can where we can. If that means coming to the beach and picking up five pieces of trash and taking it with you and going on your way in addition to what you brought to the beach then I think that's a good idea. It's simple and it's a way that we can all show that we care and be a little bit more conscious of our impact on earth." Rhea Gibbons

Only a few minutes after finally meeting Rhea and her Mom we went straight to work removing as much debris from the beach as we could in 60 minutes.

Southlands Beach is one of Rhea's favorite childhood beaches but what is in the sand now that was way less evident in the past are the countless bits of plastic and trash in the sandline, in the sargassum and all along the seashore.

#ProtectWhatYouLove In about an hour we picked up over 30lbs of mostly plastic chips and bits from the sand and guess what? #CalltoAction Rhea will be leading the charge removing more debris from Bermuda beaches this summer. I am going to join as often as I can and you should too! Follow her to stay in the loop.
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 #Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo and words by @JustinHofman (Justin Hofman) | This ...
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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo and words by @JustinHofman (Justin Hofman) | This is a photo that I wish didn’t exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness ... #Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Photo and words by @JustinHofman (Justin Hofman) | This is a photo that I wish didn’t exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet?
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Entertainer and activist Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel), co-founder of the Farm Project, is guest curating the @natgeo feed today as we launch Planet or Plastic? ( #PlanetorPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis. Check back throughout the day to see Zooey’s selection of powerful images related to ocean plastics and the threat they pose to the environment.
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While the cleanup trip was an amazing opportunity to see beautiful places, these places were not ...
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While the cleanup trip was an amazing opportunity to see beautiful places, these places were not as flawless as they seem in other pictures. Here's some of the true findings on these restricted, protected islands. Foreign importers and exporters do a lot of dumping outside of the protected ... While the cleanup trip was an amazing opportunity to see beautiful places, these places were not as flawless as they seem in other pictures. Here's some of the true findings on these restricted, protected islands. Foreign importers and exporters do a lot of dumping outside of the protected perimeters, as some of the labels we found came from Asian countries or other South American countries. However, it is not always foreign. The trash from the habited islands is sorted and taken to the mainland by boat, but sometimes when it gets to be too much, it is dumped in the ocean. With geological events like El Niños, several different big currents and upwellings, this trash is then brought back into protected areas. Here are pictures of 1) 2 bags of trash dumped out for sorting out of the 10-20 we collected daily on average, 2) A beach on a restricted, inhabited island littered with plastic bottles and other trash, 3) a large barrel stuck in a tide pool, and finally 4) ocean life clinging to an engine oil bottle. While plastic breaks down and causes endless problems for sea life and ecosystems, it is also durable enough to bring in invasive species - a big problem for places with as unique ecosystems as the Galapagos. While spending a week on a boat was exhilarating and irreplaceable, it was not all sunshine all the time. This is a problem that is only growing, and while cleanups such as these are so important, furthing conservation efforts and pushing for protection is crucial.
Look out for more posts about ocean plastic, I may or may not be doing a larger project about it 😎
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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.
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Images: ThaiWhales
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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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 #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.
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“Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya near the Somali border these ...
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“Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya near the Somali border these young men have chosen planet. Saidi Hussein, 30 (left) is the founder, Jilan Yussuf, 22 (centre) and Bashir Ali, 24 (right) are members of the Mwangaza Youth Group, a youth community initiative ... “Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya near the Somali border these young men have chosen planet. Saidi Hussein, 30 (left) is the founder, Jilan Yussuf, 22 (centre) and Bashir Ali, 24 (right) are members of the Mwangaza Youth Group, a youth community initiative focusing on turtle conservation. They take weekly shifts on the remote Rubu Island near the Somali border, a known site for turtles nesting, to patrol beaches, collect plastic and trash, and protect turtle nests.”
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It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Actions to reduce plastic waste help protect life below water and build greater resilience to climate change impacts. Additionally, most chemicals that make plastics are derived from fossil fuels. By reducing use of single-use plastics, everyone can do their part to support healthier, cleaner oceans.
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This photo was shared by @ggkenya for @WWF as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of #climatechange solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018.
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Ate Nova picking up a floating piece of plastic in the ocean. Three weeks ago we were snorkeling in ...
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Ate Nova picking up a floating piece of plastic in the ocean. Three weeks ago we were snorkeling in Bauan and my vision suddenly blurred. I thought the water was blurry or my mask fogged. Only to be surprised to see a huge plastic blocking my face. Trash floats or sink in the ocean, or sometimes ... Ate Nova picking up a floating piece of plastic in the ocean. Three weeks ago we were snorkeling in Bauan and my vision suddenly blurred. I thought the water was blurry or my mask fogged. Only to be surprised to see a huge plastic blocking my face. Trash floats or sink in the ocean, or sometimes gets stuck in corals (as shown in the next picture). It's heartbreaking. Coastal cleanups are great, but it will be a never ending routine if we don't reduce our wastes. #GoZeroWaste #InternationalCoastalCleanupDay
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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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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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Oahu Life - Hawaii The story begins when Alex and Andrew take a surf trip... to Bali Indonesia that would inevitably change their lives and the fate of the ocean. Devastated by the amount of plastic in the ocean, they set out to find out why no one was doing anything about it. One ... 🇺🇸Oahu Life - Hawaii 🌊 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 😻🌴The story begins when Alex and Andrew take a surf trip... to Bali Indonesia that would inevitably change their lives and the fate of the ocean. Devastated by the amount of plastic in the ocean, they set out to find out why no one was doing anything about it. One afternoon they came across an old fishing village where fishermen were literally pushing their boat through piles of plastic that had washed up on shore. The two surfers realized that the proliferation of plastic threatened both the ocean environment and the fishermen's livelihood. Could the fishermen use their nets, they wondered, to pull the plastic from the ocean? This idea stuck with the 2 surfers and they knew it was time to hit the drawing board. After realizing that the demand for seafood was driving the fishermen to focus on fish instead of plastic, they knew they had to create something that could fund the desired cleanup efforts. This is how the 4Ocean Bracelet was born. Made from recycled materials, every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4Ocean has removed 816,271 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 👇👇COMMENT👇 👇 😍“The only home we have.. 🌍 The crew over at @4ocean removes 1 pound of trash from the ocean for every recycled bracelet purchased..” Said Jay💯… We love❤️ this whole thing and are buying a bracelet✔️🚀🎉 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 🎥By @jayalvarrez ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 📌 TAG your BEST friend 😀👇 🚀 👉 #silvernomads_ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ .
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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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(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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A Day on the OCEAN in Philippines - Manila’s Pasig River dumps into Manila Bay, and beachgoers enjoy ...
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A Day on the OCEAN in Philippines - Manila’s Pasig River dumps into Manila Bay, and beachgoers enjoy a solid floor of plastic waste to lounge upon. The Philippines puts 10 million metric tons of plastic waste into the ocean each year. I live in a U.S. town with an ocean beach, and I wonder how soon ... A Day on the OCEAN in Philippines - Manila’s Pasig River dumps into Manila Bay, and beachgoers enjoy a solid floor of plastic waste to lounge upon. The Philippines puts 10 million metric tons of plastic waste into the ocean each year. I live in a U.S. town with an ocean beach, and I wonder how soon this stuff will show up on my beach walks. We all share the same oceans. Every single mussel in the world now contains micro plastics—mussels share the oceans with all of us as well. Beach cleanups in areas with extreme plastic debris just don’t work… the trash is back the next week. #plastic #oceans #waste #slums #manila #philippines #planetorplastic @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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Moana <span class="emoji emoji1f300"></span>|| noun <span class="emoji emoji1f41a"></span> || Origin: Maori <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span>. A body of open water, in particular the sea <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span>. 8 June - World Ocean ...
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Moana || noun || Origin: Maori . A body of open water, in particular the sea . 8 June - World Ocean Day 🌍 5 little did you knows : 1. Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and less than five per cent have been explored . 2. About 96.5% of all the water on Earth is contained in the oceans . 3. ... Moana 🌀|| noun 🐚 || Origin: Maori 💙. A body of open water, in particular the sea 🌊. 8 June - World Ocean Day 🌍🐡 5 little did you knows💡 :
1. Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and less than five per cent have been explored 😱. 2. About 96.5% of all the water on Earth is contained in the oceans 💧. 3. Including all types of marine life, scientists estimate there are around a million species, three quarters of which have not yet been discovered 🐳🦐🐢🐠🐬🔍 4. Plastic is the most common element that is found in the ocean. It does not get broken down easily and is often considered as food by marine animals 😰. 5. Thousands of tons of waste and trash are dumped into the ocean on a daily basis 😠. How can you help solve this problem ? 😁
* Clean up after yourselves and others (do it for the greater good maaahhnn 🐙) * Do not be afraid to stand up for what you believe in #LetYourVoiceBeHeard 🗣 * If you don’t have a beach near you📍you can buy a bracelet from @4ocean , they remove a pound of trash with every bracelet bought and you my friend, get a beautiful bracelet 😏💙. #WorldOceanDay #Sea #GodsHandiwork #CleanUp #StopPollution #ValueTheOcean
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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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@traviswolcott is another of our 2018 Change Your World Fund grant recipients. He's using his funds ...
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@traviswolcott is another of our 2018 Change Your World Fund grant recipients. He's using his funds to travel the Pan American Highway from Alaska to Panama, documenting his efforts to clean up marine debris on as many beaches and other waterways as he can. He'll be tracking the majority ... @traviswolcott is another of our 2018 Change Your World Fund grant recipients. He's using his funds to travel the Pan American Highway from Alaska to Panama, documenting his efforts to clean up marine debris on as many beaches and other waterways as he can.
He'll be tracking the majority of it on the Clean Swell app for Ocean Conservancy. Together with volunteers all over the globe, they have pulled upwards of 220 million pounds of trash from the ocean in the last 30 years. But even at that impressive rate, the clean up efforts are dwarfed by the amount going in. Scientists estimate that 8 million metric TONS of just plastic are entering our oceans every year. In my lifetime, we may see more plastic in the oceans by weight than fish. Ocean trash affects not just wildlife, but people and local economies.
You can follow his trip thread (currently in Alaska) "Don't Throw Your Life Away" on @expeditionportal https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/dont-throw-your-life-away-battling-marine-debris-from-alaska-to-panama.195326/

#dontthrowyourlifeaway #changeyourworldfund #alistairfarlandtribute @conserventures #overlandexpo #travelwithapurpose #nationaldogday
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Repost from @leonardodicaprio using @RepostRegramApp - #Regram #RG @unfoundation: “Planet ...
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Repost from @leonardodicaprio using @RepostRegramApp - #Regram #RG @unfoundation: “Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya near the Somali border these young men have chosen planet. Saidi Hussein, 30 (left) is the founder, Jilan Yussuf, 22 (centre) and Bashir ... Repost from @leonardodicaprio using @RepostRegramApp - #Regram #RG @unfoundation: “Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya near the Somali border these young men have chosen planet. Saidi Hussein, 30 (left) is the founder, Jilan Yussuf, 22 (centre) and Bashir Ali, 24 (right) are members of the Mwangaza Youth Group, a youth community initiative focusing on turtle conservation. They take weekly shifts on the remote Rubu Island near the Somali border, a known site for turtles nesting, to patrol beaches, collect plastic and trash, and protect turtle nests.”. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Actions to reduce plastic waste help protect life below water and build greater resilience to climate change impacts. Additionally, most chemicals that make plastics are derived from fossil fuels. By reducing use of single-use plastics, everyone can do their part to support healthier, cleaner oceans.. This photo was shared by @ggkenya for @WWF as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of #climatechange solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018.. How is your #EyeOnClimate? Inspire action by sharing the climate solutions you see.. #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas #GlobalGoals #SDGs #ClimateAction #SDG13 #StepUp2018
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 #Regram #RG @unfoundation: “Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya ...
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#Regram #RG @unfoundation: “Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya near the Somali border these young men have chosen planet. Saidi Hussein, 30 (left) is the founder, Jilan Yussuf, 22 (centre) and Bashir Ali, 24 (right) are members of the Mwangaza Youth Group, ... #Regram #RG @unfoundation: “Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya near the Somali border these young men have chosen planet. Saidi Hussein, 30 (left) is the founder, Jilan Yussuf, 22 (centre) and Bashir Ali, 24 (right) are members of the Mwangaza Youth Group, a youth community initiative focusing on turtle conservation. They take weekly shifts on the remote Rubu Island near the Somali border, a known site for turtles nesting, to patrol beaches, collect plastic and trash, and protect turtle nests.”. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Actions to reduce plastic waste help protect life below water and build greater resilience to climate change impacts. Additionally, most chemicals that make plastics are derived from fossil fuels. By reducing use of single-use plastics, everyone can do their part to support healthier, cleaner oceans.. This photo was shared by @ggkenya for @WWF as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of #climatechange solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018.. How is your #EyeOnClimate? Inspire action by sharing the climate solutions you see.. #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas #GlobalGoals #SDGs #ClimateAction #SDG13 #StepUp2018
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Let’s rethink sustainability and conservation. <span class="emoji emoji1f331"></span>🌍 Not only we must regulate, recycle and clean ...
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Let’s rethink sustainability and conservation. 🌍 Not only we must regulate, recycle and clean the mess but we must go back to the source of the problems : the productions of these plastic products, until governments put into place regulations. We have 2 superpowers for that : our wallet ... Let’s rethink sustainability and conservation. 🌱🌍
Not only we must regulate, recycle and clean the mess but we must go back to the source of the problems : the productions of these plastic products, until governments put into place regulations.
We have 2 superpowers for that ✊: our wallet and our smartphone.
When we boycott a product, we influence the business and pressure the company to rethink their production and sourcing.
When we tag brands or even like posts on social media that are advertising ( directly or indirectly) some brands or products, we are voting for our future ☀️ "Ocean cleanups, banning unnecessary single-use products, biodegradation, even recycling—none of these solutions alone will be enough to crack the problem, the researchers concluded. Interest has surged in tackling the problem of plastic in the ocean recently, but researchers have been studying the issue for years. "Plastic in the sea is a symptom of a much wider problem about the rapid linear use of resource to waste," Thompson said.

Even though it's where so much of the plastic ends up, "[we] all agree on the fact that the solution is not in the ocean," said Jean-François Ghiglione, a microbiologist at the Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls, France.
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Thompson returned to the idea that we need to think about the source of all this trash. Indeed, he said, getting rid of non-essential packaging and materials needs to happen. For example, on July 9, Starbucks announced it would stop providing plastic straws in its stores by 2020. "There are some plastics products that we didn't need in the first place," Thompson said. Going a step further than voluntary corporate commitments, he added, "I think we could have legislation to prohibit their use." 🐙
We could be recycling a lot more plastic than we currently are, he said. Only about 10 percent of what's produced gets cycled back into new products. "Why is it so low?" Thompson said.

Again, it goes back to the forethought that must go into plastics before they're produced, he said: "If they're not being designed so that they can be recycled, we're wasting our time." “
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#conservation #ocean #plastic #fish #planet #sustainable
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Remote beaches... as beautiful as they could be are being polluted by ocean trash. . This is a remote ...
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Remote beaches... as beautiful as they could be are being polluted by ocean trash. . This is a remote beach on Koh Rong in Cambodia. There is no one there to pick up the trash that washes on shore. There is no one there to drive it away. Who's problem is it? . It's a universal problem that touches ... Remote beaches... as beautiful as they could be are being polluted by ocean trash. .
This is a remote beach on Koh Rong in Cambodia. There is no one there to pick up the trash that washes on shore. There is no one there to drive it away.
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It's a universal problem that touches us all and the future of our planet. .
Common trash we found was for example: a used needle, a barbie doll, a single use plastic glas with a lid, plastic straws, endless of plastic bottles, shoes, and the list goes on and on.
With a single action, such as limiting the usage of plastic straws, take away drinks and plastic bags we promote higher responsibility towards disposable usage. Choose biodegradable. Choose reusable.
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If we don't... photos of the future will unavoidably look something like this one above. We don't want that.. do we?
#plasticfreeoceans #plasticfree #ecoconscious
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You see this gorgeous island? This is Midway island, located west of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. ...
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You see this gorgeous island? This is Midway island, located west of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. This beautiful place is polluted with trash, mainly plastic, that is thrown into the ocean by humans. The birds that live on the island eat the plastic, causing them to choke and die. Want to help ... You see this gorgeous island? This is Midway island, located west of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. This beautiful place is polluted with trash, mainly plastic, that is thrown into the ocean by humans. The birds that live on the island eat the plastic, causing them to choke and die. Want to help save the birds and this beautiful island? Don't use plastic, and DO NOT throw your trash into our precious oceans.
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This is a raft made of plastic waste, ghost net and driftwood found in the Baltic Sea. . . The raft ...
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This is a raft made of plastic waste, ghost net and driftwood found in the Baltic Sea. . . The raft Trash-Tiki left the shores of Sweden on Friday evening to sail 90 nm in rough conditions with winds of up to 20 knots (10m/s) with adventurers @sorenkjellkvist @glennmattsing and @joakimodelberg ... This is a raft made of plastic waste, ghost net and driftwood found in the Baltic Sea.
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The raft Trash-Tiki left the shores of Sweden on Friday evening to sail 90 nm in rough conditions with winds of up to 20 knots (10m/s) with adventurers @sorenkjellkvist @glennmattsing and @joakimodelberg on board. .
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With a speed of only 0,5 knots they have been making great progress the last 4 days, taking shifts sailing the raft with the wind, heading in southerly direction to the largest island off the coast of Sweden, Gotland where a big political meeting is taking place right now.
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The Norwegian investor, hotel magnate and environmentalist @petterstordalen will be joining the guys on the raft off the coast of Visby to guide Trash-Tiki in to port today at 11am.
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Trash-Tiki comes with a strong message to the politicians to put a global focus on our ocean and marine resources.
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We are proud to support this great initiative and we hope the politicians will do their job to help raise awareness to reduce the use of disposable plastic and together save our ocean for future generations.
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This is a photo of me weighing a big bag of trash collected by some amazing volunteers at a beach clean ...
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This is a photo of me weighing a big bag of trash collected by some amazing volunteers at a beach clean up we hosted a few months back. _ I think the message on our "To the Sea" tee kind of encapsulates what's going on in this photo. Be Kind to the Sea. Mama Ocean need us, she needs our help. We picked ... This is a photo of me weighing a big bag of trash collected by some amazing volunteers at a beach clean up we hosted a few months back.
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I think the message on our "To the Sea" tee kind of encapsulates what's going on in this photo. Be Kind to the Sea. Mama Ocean need us, she needs our help. We picked up so much trash that day, trash that hadn't yet made it into her belly.
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We kept a tally that day of what everyone picked up. Number one on the list, cigarette butts. And coming in a very a close second, single use plastics.
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Tomorrow, July 1st marks the beginning of Plastic Free July. This is a chance for use to limit the amount of trash ending up not only on our beaches, but on our trails, mountain tops, and city streets. We're taking the pledge with our good friends @tinyhousetinyfootprint and @wheresmyofficenow and going completely plastic free for the month of July. Check out their profiles for more info. I hope you take this journey with us.
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And just a quick side note. The tee I'm wearing in this photo, and all of our tees are made from 50% recycled plastic water bottles. When you buy a tee from our shop it's so much more than just a monetary transaction. It's a vote for our environment, it's a vote for kindness and compassion. Thank you for believing in us and our message.
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Have you ever imagined yourself as a #turtle swimming in the #sea? I bet you did, but I’m pretty sure you’ve always seen this as a beautiful and free way of living! Well, now more than ever with all the information coming up super fast we’re having the opportunity to know more deeply about things ... Have you ever imagined yourself as a #turtle swimming in the #sea? I bet you did, but I’m pretty sure you’ve always seen this as a beautiful and free way of living! Well, now more than ever with all the information coming up super fast we’re having the opportunity to know more deeply about things that years ago, we’ve never thought about. Because of this, 3 months ago I decided to keep all the single-use plastic I was consuming for 2 weeks, just to “sea” how much #trash I could generate in a short period. After the second week I was shocked, I couldn’t believe that I had 2 big boxes full of plastic bottles, packs and straws. For days I couldn’t stop thinking about it, like how to minimize the plastic waste daily and most importantly, if all this trash was really going to the place it should go, for #recycling. Then I started reading more and more about all the problems that plastic brings us and it took my mind to the sea. My #life has always been surrounded by salt water, the #ocean is where I find my truth, where I find my peace and have the opportunity to be part of it, it’s a gift of nature. Swimming with all the marine life, being surrounded by so many different colored lives underwater is something that really satisfies my soul, so I really owe to the sea all my #love and respect! Being a photographer gives me the chance to show my feelings and thoughts through images and this is the tool I have to spread the information. I “sea” plastic is a manifesto I created to try to bring to our human perception the distress that a sea turtle (for example) can feel as it struggles to stay alive wrapped in a #plastic bag, suffocating and struggling to keep its journey to freedom again. I hope you enjoy it, but I really hope you all can learn something from it, even if it's just getting a bit more #conscious about all the plastic situations. The only impossible #journey is the one you never begin, so why not take a first step to start this journey of change? Be the #change you want to see around you! 🙏🏽💙 #jumartinsphoto #plasticsucks
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I “sea” Plastic é o meu #manifesto a falta de #consciência do ser humano ao gerar tanto descarte #plástico diariamente. ↓↓ continua ↓↓
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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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 #publicserviceannouncement #pickup10 #pluckfastic #bethechange #livethelifeyoulove #maui ...
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#publicserviceannouncement #pickup10 #pluckfastic #bethechange #livethelifeyoulove #maui #purple #sunset Earlier today I posted about the beauty of the big wave season and #mothernature showing her might. Well now it’s #twopostsoneday time as I walked the beach at sunset and was ... #publicserviceannouncement #pickup10 #pluckfastic #bethechange #livethelifeyoulove #maui #purple #sunset Earlier today I posted about the beauty of the big wave season and #mothernature showing her might. Well now it’s #twopostsoneday time as I walked the beach at sunset and was saddened by the amount of #plastic bits that had washed to shore with the swell. Luckily it washed up this half #coconut for me too. Where the heck is all that plastic just floating around when the swells don’t wash it to shore? Poor #ocean, we’re sorry. Could be easy enough to say it’s too late but if so then I ask...do you want your plastic sautéed or deep fried? Please think about picking up 10 small pieces of trash next time you’re walking somewhere you #love. We can #cleanup after ourselves... #yeswecan
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Plastic - everyday killer and destroyer of wildlife. This turtle was not lucky enough to get help ...
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Plastic - everyday killer and destroyer of wildlife. This turtle was not lucky enough to get help in time. Plastic is everywhere. Did you know that "No-one in their daily life within a period of 10 minutes isn't touching something that is made of plastic"? The rate at which plastic breaks down ... Plastic - everyday killer and destroyer of wildlife. This turtle was not lucky enough to get help in time. Plastic is everywhere. Did you know that "No-one in their daily life within a period of 10 minutes isn't touching something that is made of plastic"? The rate at which plastic breaks down depends upon the conditions and the type of plastic. It breaks down faster if exposed to physical abrasion and sunlight. Then there's a lot to do with how thick the plastic is, how dense the plastic is, and does it have UV stabilisers. But even if that bag breaks down over the course of six months or a year, it might well have had a lot of environmental impact before that. It is really hard to quantify just how much plastic is in the ocean, but the latest figures estimate there are up to 51 trillion particles or 236,000 tonnes.

That says around 40 times the plastic that's in the ocean is going in every year. So there's a whole bunch that has to be going somewhere else. There are two types of plastics that float: polyethelene, which is used to make milk jugs and plastic bags, and polypropolene, which is used for things like bottle caps, straws and dairy containers. As they travel out to sea plastics get ground down into small, hard cubes, which can be eaten by marine animals.

Animals get wrapped up in monofilament fishing line nets, plastic bags, balloons, and straps. A research has estimated that between 5,000 and 15,000 sea turtles are entangled each year by derelict fishing gear washing ashore in northern Australia alone.Anything that is long or flexible or sheet-like is the worst.
The second biggest issue is the impact of eating plastic — it is estimated around 90 per cent of seabirds are doing so. These plastics can cause blockages of the gut or perforation of the intestines.
What plastic habits can you change today?
1. Buy vegetables not wrapped in plastic bags or in plastic containers?
2. Bring your own fabric or cloth bag when you do shopping?
3. Say no to plastic straws?
4. Sit down in the coffee shop instead of getting a takeaway coffee?
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#wildaware #plastic #plasticocean #trash #literati #litter #oceans #conservation #savethisplanet #vegan #animals #love
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Every year, ~8 million metric tons of plastic waste flows into our ocean, entangling wildlife like ...
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Every year, ~8 million metric tons of plastic waste flows into our ocean, entangling wildlife like these sea turtles and polluting beaches. This September 15, you can make a difference and help reclaim a healthy ocean full of wonder (not trash!). Check out suituptocleanup.org to find ... Every year, ~8 million metric tons of plastic waste flows into our ocean, entangling wildlife like these sea turtles and polluting beaches.
This September 15, you can make a difference and help reclaim a healthy ocean full of wonder (not trash!). Check out suituptocleanup.org to find an #InternationalCoastalCleanup near you! #suituptocleanup @oceanconservancy
I’ll be in Seattle prepping for my wedding on the 15th, found an ocean clean up right in the neighborhood that I’ll be joining in!
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This turtle shows you what it thinks about plastic!🖕<span class="emoji emoji1f422"></span>Over 100 million marine animals die each year ...
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This turtle shows you what it thinks about plastic!🖕Over 100 million marine animals die each year due to marine debris, according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy. And more than half of the world’s sea turtles have ingested some plastic or human trash, according to a University of Queensland ... This turtle shows you what it thinks about plastic!🖕🐢Over 100 million marine animals die each year due to marine debris, according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy. And more than half of the world’s sea turtles have ingested some plastic or human trash, according to a University of Queensland study.
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How to reduce plastic?
. * Avoid using disposable plastics whenever possible.
* Don’t use personal-care products containing “microbeads.”
* Never litter, and always make sure trash is properly disposed.
* Pick up any plastic bottles or trash you find.
* Get involved in and organize beach cleanups.
* Use reusable groceries bags and other reusable items.
* Carry a reusable to-go beverage container instead of disposable cups or water bottles.
* Try reusable metal or glass straw alternatives.
* Recycle as much as possible.
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This amazing shot of a turtle was taken by @_markfitz Please make sure to follow him for more turtley shots like this!
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#turtle #kohtao #conservationphotography #fuckyou #plastic #oceans #conservation #scubadiving #cites #vertebrates #diving #nature #ilovediving #nature #fish #fishporn #instafish #coral #reef #tropical #reducereuserecycle #photooftheday #saltwater #beautiful #ocean #biology #marinebiology #padi #naturelovers #scuba #scubadiving
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Travelling is not only about seeing beautiful places, trying amazing food & having your breath ...
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Travelling is not only about seeing beautiful places, trying amazing food & having your breath taken away by the sheer diversity of life 🥘️ Travelling is also a confrontation with reality opening your eyes & staring you right in the face. Travelling is a learning experience - it will amaze ... Travelling is not only about seeing beautiful places, trying amazing food & having your breath taken away by the sheer diversity of life 🌏🥘☀️ Travelling is also a confrontation with reality opening your eyes & staring you right in the face. Travelling is a learning experience - it will amaze & humble you, put many questions on your mind - cause you to reflect & to make changes. Sara & I experienced many things on this journey through this beautiful country - we also saw the consequences of our wasteful attitude with trashed beaches & city streets. I am currently already supporting & participating in the Ocean Care Campaign - but its another thing to see this issue first hand 😓 If we take one thing home its definitely to continue being more mindfull about trash & plastic waste ✊ Lets tackle the problem together!!! No more plastic straws & one way plastic bags 🙌 I know we can‘t be perfect - but lets try & make small changes 🍃 #EveryChoiceMatters #NoTrashVietnam #plasticdiet #oceancare #icare | please join the discussion by voicing your opinion on this topic in the comments below ❤️✨ |
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Every single person here in this picture have the same vision in tackling the world's biggest problem ...
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Every single person here in this picture have the same vision in tackling the world's biggest problem : the plastic epidemic . We love the seas, everyone are in creative industries, hopefully each one of us could be an agent of change and to #pandulaut for everyone's biggest problem : waste ... Every single person here in this picture have the same vision in tackling the world's biggest problem : the plastic epidemic .
We love the seas, everyone are in creative industries, hopefully each one of us could be an agent of change and to #pandulaut for everyone's biggest problem : waste . "Every piece of trash will end up on the ocean and the ocean is biggest part of the earth, We must conserve it ! Countries ans land is separated, but the ocean is one, it connects one to another . The waters in the artic is also the waters in here. One thing that we must'n do is to gamble the future and that future is our ocean" - Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Fishery and Ocean.
Thank U ibu @susipudjiastuti115 For hosting dinner at your home 💕 .
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Health to the Ocean means health to us. 🗺 <span class="emoji emoji2665"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f637"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f420"></span> . . Stop blaming others. Take responsibility. Say ...
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Health to the Ocean means health to us. 🗺 . . Stop blaming others. Take responsibility. Say no to plastic. Bring your own bags to grocery stores. Buy bamboo utensils & bring them out to eat, ask your favorite businesses to hear you out on how much you enjoy their products but after listening ... Health to the Ocean means health to us. 🗺 ♥ 😷 🐠
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Stop blaming others. Take responsibility. Say no to plastic. Bring your own bags to grocery stores. Buy bamboo utensils & bring them out to eat, ask your favorite businesses to hear you out on how much you enjoy their products but after listening to the immediacy importance of what's going on with our oceans, will they consider changing plastic to another form of wrapping/packaging.. You can also bring an extra bag while walking your pet to help pick up one bag of trash/plastic on your daily dog walk. Thank you! #wemustdobetter #hope #trust #noplastic #cleanup #share #lovethesea #supporttheocean #earth #nature #friends #acroyoga #speakwhatmatters #beavoice #create #love #morelove #ahimsa #sunshine #goldenhour #magichour #honey #oliveoil #melbournefl #vieraflorida #satellitebeach #cocoabeach #consciousness #mindfulness
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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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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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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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#endplastic #recycle #reduce #reuse #singleuseplastic #saynotothestraw #cleanairproject #ProtectourOceans #LoveEarth #tbt #4ocean #mircoplastic @4ocean
#swimmer #partfish
#Philippines #breakfreefromplastic
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Youth of the Nation. . I've never had more reason to feel positive about the future of our oceans. ...
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Youth of the Nation. . I've never had more reason to feel positive about the future of our oceans. One of the final days on the Ocean Bridge Expedition had me photodocumenting the shoreline cleanup of North Beach on Haida Gwaii. I arrived at the beach to meet the 40 students spread across miles ... Youth of the Nation.
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I've never had more reason to feel positive about the future of our oceans. One of the final days on the Ocean Bridge Expedition had me photodocumenting the shoreline cleanup of North Beach on Haida Gwaii. I arrived at the beach to meet the 40 students spread across miles of rocks and sand. Boots on the ground. This was the first time I actually witnessed our ocean's plastic problem with my own eyes and it HIT ME HARD. We found trash with labels from around the world and THAT DAY WE REMOVED OVER 2,000 LBS. OF OCEAN DEBRIS FROM THE BEACH! Watch my Instagram Story now for a look at what we found on our shores. Warning: it's not that pretty and I almost cry in the video. This is real life and I'm not doing this for 'likes' or whatever.
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This was the most impactful conservation activity I've been a part of and one thing is certain: these young people are determined to change the health of our oceans!
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To the youth of our nation: Thank you for being you. ❤ You've inspired me beyond words and I'll never forget the sweat and work you put into cleaning up that beach. @hannahkosick @kyle.captures @jasveenbrar5 @danimoos @lucyywilke @mophung @samanthataylor33 @jhawkz @hannahbennesty @connormcdowell @matt_millr_ @elsamouel @kareinad + please feel free to tag those I've missed!
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Photographed on assignment for Canadian Geographic (@cangeo) on the @oceanwise #OceanBridge 2018 Expedition on Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada. @alexispbrown @carolinemerner @straughann @david_byng (miss you all badly!)
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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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What nobody seems to include in their vacation shots <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span>🤔<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> I decided to take a walk along the beach today ...
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What nobody seems to include in their vacation shots 🤔 I decided to take a walk along the beach today and gathered all this trash in the span of about 20 minutes (plus a few more handfuls, before I found a larger plastic bag to shove stuff in). This beach is very popular (swipe) AND it even has ... What nobody seems to include in their vacation shots 🌊🤔✨ I decided to take a walk along the beach today and gathered all this trash in the span of about 20 minutes (plus a few more handfuls, before I found a larger plastic bag to shove stuff in). This beach is very popular (swipe) AND it even has trash cans along the beach exits. Isn’t it crazy how we are so accustomed to ignore plastic and trash, even if it’s right in front of us? 😔🌎Personally I think that living a low-waste or plastic-free lifestyle is a privilege that not all of us have, but we all CAN take steps to reduce our waste and clean up our home:
☝🏼 Pick up loose pieces of trash in front of you as you walk back from the water to your towel. If you decide to take a walk along the beach, even better! You might even inspire other people to do the same (a little boy saw me taking this picture, picked up a rope, and came over with his mom to give it to me and add to the bag 😭♥️) ✌🏼 If you do bring food with you to the beach, be mindful of keeping all of your trash with you and dispose of / recycle it properly
🤟🏼 The most common items I picked up were pieces of balloons 🎈, rope, plastic bottles + their caps, and rubber bands. Think twice before purchasing these items, and if you can, invest in a sustainable alternative — I take my reusable water bottle with me everywhere I go! Just because you don’t bring it to the beach with you, doesn’t mean it’s not going to end up in the ocean — I highly doubt people are bringing balloons with them to the beach, and I also found a K-Cup in the sand. *I don’t claim to be perfect, but I am trying to take steps towards reducing my waste and being aware of what I am consuming. If you have any accounts that inspire you to do the same, please tag them in the comments below so we can all learn from them! #FromMyBowl #ThereIsNoPlanetB
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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 •





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Claire Forshaw is a UK artist based in Germany who creates art that educates people about plastic ...
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Claire Forshaw is a UK artist based in Germany who creates art that educates people about plastic pollution. Her striking painting depicting a trash bin filled with the ocean sheds light on the urgency of ocean plastic pollution. When we throw something 'away,' there is really no such thing ... Claire Forshaw is a UK artist based in Germany who creates art that educates people about plastic pollution. Her striking painting depicting a trash bin filled with the ocean sheds light on the urgency of ocean plastic pollution. When we throw something 'away,' there is really no such thing as 'away’ - on a finite planet, our trash often ends up in our environment. The equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters the oceans every minute, and this alarming amount of plastic has impacted over 700 marine species. Enough is enough, we MUST #BreakFreeFromPlastic. Join us in a #MillionActsofBlue to demand corporations take responsibility for the mess they've created and REDUCE single-use plastic at the source! ✊
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Advertisement | I am very happy to announce that I am a part of @north_sails #GoBeyondPlastic campaign ️ Did you know that there’s a floating plastic „island“ in the Pacific Ocean with 3x the size of France ? The environment and protecting it has always been important to me and even though ... Advertisement | I am very happy to announce that I am a part of @north_sails #GoBeyondPlastic campaign ⭐️ Did you know that there’s a floating plastic „island“ in the Pacific Ocean with 3x the size of France ? 👎 The environment and protecting it has always been important to me and even though a vegan lifestyle means you’re contributing to less greenhouse emissions it doesn’t mean you’re aware of the huge issues plastic is causing - especially to our ocean 🌊 whenever I see pictures of turtles trapped in plastic waste or I see trash on the beaches of whatever tropical destination I go to I feel SO SO upset 😭 that’s why I try to buy fruits and veggies without plastic packaging, I bring my own reusable water bottle, I try to pick up as much trash as possible on the beach, bring my own reusable bags to the grocery shop and I bought myself bamboo straws to take with me wherever I travel to 🌎 it’s so important to become aware of what footprint 👣 you are leaving on our beautiful planet earth and try to switch little things in your daily life to contribute to a better future for our oceans and all the beautiful animals who call the ocean their home 🐳 every small change can make a huge impact 💪💥 #northsails #freethesea
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As you sip your morning coffee or snack on a to-go yogurt, ponder this important, thought-provoking ...
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As you sip your morning coffee or snack on a to-go yogurt, ponder this important, thought-provoking #Repost from @noaasanctuaries: • • • Take a minute to think about the plastic you've used so far today. Did you get your coffee in a to-go cup with a plastic lid? Grab lunch takeout from the restaurant ... As you sip your morning coffee or snack on a to-go yogurt, ponder this important, thought-provoking #Repost from @noaasanctuaries: • • •
Take a minute to think about the plastic you've used so far today. Did you get your coffee in a to-go cup with a plastic lid? Grab lunch takeout from the restaurant down the street? Get a plastic bag from the grocery store?
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Plastics are, of course, useful, but many of them end up in the trash and in the ocean. Because plastics don't biodegrade, they can persist in the environment for a long, long time. There, they can leach chemicals into the ocean, be mistaken for food by marine animals, and entangle marine life.
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The good news is that you can help! Say no to single-use plastic, recycle whenever possible, and get involved in local beach and watershed cleanups, and you can help keep our ocean and waterways clean and healthy.
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Photo: NOAA, plastic bottle caps jumbled together after being picked up off a beach
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"Plastic pollution in the ocean is serious and it's harming our oceans and marine animals. They ...
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"Plastic pollution in the ocean is serious and it's harming our oceans and marine animals. They are choking on plastic and also become entangled by it. . There are many simple things we can do, but I really want to talk about VERY basic that everyone can do and should do! . . Have fun at the ... "Plastic pollution in the ocean is serious and it's harming our oceans and marine animals. They are choking on plastic and also become entangled by it.
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There are many simple things we can do, but I really want to talk about VERY basic that everyone can do and should do! 🐳 .
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Have fun at the beach, but don't leave your trash behind! The weather is hot and you buy a bottle of soda or you have a nice picnic, fine. At least put it in the trash can or recycle bin. Don't make excuse that there was none of them. Then take it with you and clean after yourself."
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👍Your action matters ❤
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Heading outside for #LaborDay weekend? Please pack out your trash – or better yet, celebrate the ...
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Heading outside for #LaborDay weekend? Please pack out your trash – or better yet, celebrate the holiday weekend by participating in a beach clean-up! Plastic trash can travel through watersheds and throughout the ocean. There, it breaks down into smaller pieces that animals may easily ... Heading outside for #LaborDay weekend? Please pack out your trash – or better yet, celebrate the holiday weekend by participating in a beach clean-up! Plastic trash can travel through watersheds and throughout the ocean. There, it breaks down into smaller pieces that animals may easily confuse for food. This is particularly a problem for seabirds like Laysan albatrosses, which skim the ocean surface for food and pick up plastic along the way. They then regurgitate the plastic to their chicks, who cannot digest it and may die as a result.
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This Laysan albatross – and many others like it – was born on Kure Atoll in #Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, which is largely uninhabited and located more than a thousand miles from any major city. It died with a stomach full of debris. Your trash travels, so make sure to clean up after yourself and others to help keep wildlife safe and healthy.
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#EarthIsBlue #Trash #MarineDebris #Plastic #Albatross #Bird #Nature #PlasticPollution #Sustainability #Hawaii (Photo: Claire Fackler/NOAA)
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[Image description: A dead Laysan albatross chick that has been dissected to show a stomach full of small plastic pieces.]
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The 7 pictures sequence of how Turtles die because of Human pollutants. STOP DEVASTATING THE ...
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The 7 pictures sequence of how Turtles die because of Human pollutants. STOP DEVASTATING THE OCEAN. WE ARE ALL GUILTY. YOU TOO. MEDUSA / JELLYFISH Blue Cross by @happicidad is a project in which the photographer @marioentero in collaboration with Surfer Rule, uses underwater imagery ... The 7 pictures sequence of how Turtles die because of Human pollutants.

STOP DEVASTATING THE OCEAN. WE ARE ALL GUILTY. YOU TOO.

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Blue Cross by @happicidad is a project in which the photographer @marioentero in collaboration with Surfer Rule, uses underwater imagery to highlight plastic pollution and its impact on marine fauna. ARTISTS’ STATEMENT: The ocean brought us to LIFE and we gave it back the worst. - 115 millions tons of plastic trash by 2025. - 15 millions km2 of plastic waste. How many years must elapse before the day we will be living on the top of plastics or UNDER IT? When a new element is introduced into an ecosystem, this last one inevitably changes. In the case of the ocean, we speak of DEATH and LOSS. Diseases transported, such as cholera, by new migrations of the marine inhabitants; Endangered species trapped by plastic or dying by their consumption; fish eating plastic that ends in the intestines of humans and more than 600 marine species… In 20 years the damage will be IRREVERSIBLE. The ocean is dying. We are dying. STOP DEVASTATING THE OCEAN. WE ARE ALL GUILTY. YOU TOO.
Campaign: BLUE CROSS by HAPPICIDAD Production: @surferrulemag @sandboyce @happicidadd
Photographer: @marioentero
FreeDiver: Marianna Patané
Atrezzo & Assistant’s. @mytwin.es @marinaentero @yolandelc
Thanks to @puntaamanaydivingcentre & @sandboyce clouthing by @fewchanges
@oceanic.global @byebyestraws @ocean @happicidadd @oceanadvocacy @oceangeneration @oceanconservancy @oceana @oceanicpreservationsociety @oceansept @theoceancleanup @natgeo @wsl @nuoclife @plasticconscious @plasticcontinents @plasticfreejuly @plasticpollutes @plastictides @plastictides @plasticfreemermaid @plasticbattle @ozeankind @byebyeplasticbags @surfriderespana @surfrider @desnudalafruta @unenvironment @nuoclife @ecojovenes_avanfuer @limpiemos_el_norte @byebyestraws 🚯♻️🚮✅
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Swipe <span class="emoji emoji1f449"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f449"></span> for tips on how to cut down on wasting plastic. Recycling one ton of plastic: Saves 5,774 ...
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Swipe for tips on how to cut down on wasting plastic. Recycling one ton of plastic: Saves 5,774 kWh energy Saves 16.3 barrels (685 gallons) of oil Saves 98 million Btu's of energy Saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space Tip on saving water: Recycle your water If you're a homeowner, ... Swipe 👉👉 for tips on how to cut down on wasting plastic.
Recycling one ton of plastic:
Saves 5,774 kWh energy
Saves 16.3 barrels (685 gallons) of oil
Saves 98 million Btu's of energy
Saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space
Tip on saving water: Recycle your water
If you're a homeowner, consider rearranging your plumbing so that rainwater or wastewater from your shower and tub is used to flush your toilet. If you have a garden, water it with leftover bathwater or dishwashing water (as long as you use a biodegradable soap). 💙💚🌍♻️ Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse 💙💚🌍♻️
#recycle #anarchistvisionaries #plastic #savetheplanet #earthday #ecofriendly #gogreen #savemotherearth #recycleplastic #trash #ocean #oceanprotection #savetheanimals #conservation #pollution #earthday2018 #trash
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“How do we combat a problem which ravages the environment in so many ways? There is only one way. We ...
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“How do we combat a problem which ravages the environment in so many ways? There is only one way. We need a material revolution. As a species, humanity needs to re-think its relationship with plastic. This begins with the Parley AIR pledge. We must avoid using plastics, particularly single-use ... “How do we combat a problem which ravages the environment in so many ways? There is only one way. We need a material revolution. As a species, humanity needs to re-think its relationship with plastic. This begins with the Parley AIR pledge. We must avoid using plastics, particularly single-use plastics. We must intercept plastics before they enter our oceans, for once there they never die. Industry, scientists and consumers must come together to redesign plastics and develop alternatives.
We can stop producing more plastic right away and use up-cycled marine plastic waste instead. Let's invent our way out of this mess. Together.
A massive amount of plastic trash ends up in our oceans every year. The ocean currents have formed five gigantic, slow moving whirlpools where the plastic collects, nicknamed Vortex. Recent studies indicate that at least 5 trillion pieces weighing over 250,000 tons are now floating in the world's oceans. The majority of the plastic debris sinks or remains in the Vortexes, however a significant percentage of it washes onto our coastlines daily.

After sunlight photodegrades the plastic into small pieces, aquatic life and seabirds mistake these fragments for food and ingest it.
While it's difficult to know exact figures, a 2012 report from WSPA indicates that between 57,000 and 135,000 whales are entangled by plastic marine debris every year in addition to the inestimable – but likely millions – of birds, turtles, fish and other species affected by plastic marine debris.
New studies show that ingested plastic damages the internal organs of fish. This raises the question about the safety of our seafood.

If we fail to clean up the plastic and stop the continued pollution of the oceans, we are facing the potential extinction of many sea life species and the interruption of the entire ecosystem.
Awareness campaigns, cleanup operations and recycling initiatives allow us to help alleviate immediate threats to marine wildlife and reduce the use of virgin plastics in product design, manufacturing and distribution. In close collaboration with major brands, we also work to reduce overall plastic use.” @parley.tv @adidasrunning
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“Will you stop using single use plastic bags, bottles and straws to help our ocean? Plastic trash ...
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“Will you stop using single use plastic bags, bottles and straws to help our ocean? Plastic trash is a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals that call it home, but together we can be part of the solution.” [email protected] • Comment below if you are going to take the ... “Will you stop using single use plastic bags, bottles and straws to help our ocean?
Plastic trash is a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals that call it home, but together we can be part of the solution.” [email protected]

Comment below if you are going to take the No Single Use #Plastic challenge!! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

A small inconvenience for humans can make a major impact on the worlds largest biome, which in turn helps the whole environment!!! Save the Oceans and you can help save the world!🌏🌍🌎
#worldoceansday #generationawakening #savetheseaturtles #endplasticpollution #ocean #savetheworld #challenge #impact #biome
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awareness in schools. a sensitized child will become a responsible adult 🌎<span class="emoji emoji1f334"></span>🐋<span class="emoji emoji1f41f"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f420"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f421"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f422"></span> #projectrescueocean ...
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awareness in schools. a sensitized child will become a responsible adult 🌎🐋 #projectrescueocean #education #school #plastic #dechets #ocean #mer #sea #environment #cop24 #beach #beachcleanup #cleaning #trash #rubbish #children #picture #rescue #oceanrescue #island #surf ... awareness in schools.
a sensitized child will become a responsible adult 🌎🌴🐋🐟🐠🐡🐢 #projectrescueocean #education #school #plastic #dechets #ocean #mer #sea #environment #cop24 #beach #beachcleanup #cleaning #trash #rubbish #children #picture #rescue #oceanrescue #island #surf #surfing
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Translucent Jellies are fun to paint! 🤓<span class="emoji emoji1f3a8"></span> Our oceans are in trouble, our fossil fuel addiction is ...
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Translucent Jellies are fun to paint! 🤓 Our oceans are in trouble, our fossil fuel addiction is turning them more acidic, we’re choking our seas with plastic trash, and stripping them of life one way or another, either by overfishing, pollution or destroying major food sources like wild ... Translucent Jellies are fun to paint! 🤓🎨 Our oceans are in trouble, our fossil fuel addiction is turning them more acidic, we’re choking our seas with plastic trash, and stripping them of life one way or another, either by overfishing, pollution or destroying major food sources like wild salmon runs. We’ve got an ocean to save!💙Umijoo is a book meant to inspire a future generation of ocean lovers! Pre-order the book today and support ocean conservation and self publishing!! Link in profile #Umijoo #SaveOurSeas #oceanconservation #OceanDefendersAlliance
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The first time I noticed, I was snorkeling at Looe Key, a protected section of the barrier reef just ...
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The first time I noticed, I was snorkeling at Looe Key, a protected section of the barrier reef just off the coast of the Florida Keys that my family visits every summer. It floated up from behind a coral head, through a school of fish, and bobbed delicately to the surface of the water: A plastic ... The first time I noticed, I was snorkeling at Looe Key, a protected section of the barrier reef just off the coast of the Florida Keys that my family visits every summer. It floated up from behind a coral head, through a school of fish, and bobbed delicately to the surface of the water: A plastic straw.

I watched it gently moving like some translucent, eyeless fish, but there’s no entry for “straw” sandwiched between “Blacktip Reef Shark” and “Surgeonfish” in the saltwater field guide. Plastic has no place in a place like Looe.

Yet, there it was. Americans still use more than 500 million straws every year, which is a staggering number considering straws are mostly unnecessary (though some people in the disabled community do rely on them). As a polypropylene product (similar to diapers, bottle tops, and tarps) straws are one of the top 10 sources of ocean plastic. They are thin and can’t be recycled easily, yet they quickly break down into micro-plastics. And really...they’re pretty stupid. For the first edition of our plastic project, we met with the team at @ReefRelief in the Florida Keys to learn about their Straw-Less Florida Keys campaign, which encourages a grassroots groundswell of influence in the absence of more top-down approaches. Shaming people into action doesn’t work — providing solutions does. I hope you’ll click the link in my bio and learn more, as they are doing some important work down there. I’ve included a bunch of actions you can take TODAY to limit your own straw usage and start your own grassroots efforts. #UntangleOurOceans #KickPlastic #PlasticEarth #StopSucking (Note: we’re using plastic trash bags here...this was a spur of the moment clean up and we didn’t have our typical laundry bin/cardboard box cleanup kit. However, one trash bag used to bring pounds of trash away from coastlines and to recycle bins, then get reused, feels acceptable to me in these types of situations!).
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OCEAN PLASTIC // "According to a study published in Science Advances as at 2015, there have been ...
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OCEAN PLASTIC // "According to a study published in Science Advances as at 2015, there have been 8.3 billion tons of virgin plastic produced. Researchers estimated that of that, 6.3 billion had turned into plastic waste, with just 9% recycled and 12% incinerated. A whopping 79% has made ... OCEAN PLASTIC // "According to a study published in Science Advances as at 2015, there have been 8.3 billion tons of virgin plastic produced. Researchers estimated that of that, 6.3 billion had turned into plastic waste, with just 9% recycled and 12% incinerated. A whopping 79% has made its way into landfills or the natural environment. The general consensus is that we must deal with it at the source and reduce overall human demand for plastic. A study on plastic waste from land into the ocean led by Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer at the University of Georgia, compiled a list of the world’s 20 worst plastic polluters. According to the team of American and Australian researchers, the 5 worst ocean polluters are in Asia, with China topping the list, and Indonesia in second place. In another study, researchers found that between 88-95% of the plastic debris found in our oceans isn’t dumped there directly but makes its way there through just 10 rivers, eight of the rivers responsible for carrying plastic trash into our oceans are located in Asia..." To learn more, click on the link in our bio 📸shutterstock 💚 #environmentalist #conservation #nature #climatechange #sustainability #zerowaste #plasticfree #wastefree #saynotoplastic #ecowarriorprincess
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Plastic is a substance the earth CANNOT digest. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than ...
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Plastic is a substance the earth CANNOT digest. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Theres an estimate of 270,000 tons of plastic trash floating on the surface of the ocean. Millions of sea life are dying and its getting worse everyday. 700 marine species might go extinct ... Plastic is a substance the earth CANNOT digest. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Theres an estimate of 270,000 tons of plastic trash floating on the surface of the ocean. Millions of sea life are dying and its getting worse everyday. 700 marine species might go extinct because of plastic pollution!! 🌎 Please be part of the solution to the growing problem of plastic pollution in our environment. 🌎Please try to :
Refuse ALL single-use plastics
Swear off Plastic Bags, Water bottles, Takeaway Coffee Cups and Straws
Replacing all Disposables With Reusables
Check Personal Products for Microbeads 🌎For more info please visit:
www.polluting-plastic.com
www.plasticoceans.org

Image by #JorgeGamboa
#plasticpollution #thecurseofplastic
#changestartswithyou #boycottplastic 🌎 Must watch YouTube documentary:
A Plastic Ocean
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A Short Story on Saving The Ocean: One Shop at a Time. 🐋 Last month I did my divemaster at Blue Water ...
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A Short Story on Saving The Ocean: One Shop at a Time. 🐋 Last month I did my divemaster at Blue Water Diving - I loved the crew and the dive shop practice of picking up a piece of trash on every dive (they’ve made a huge difference at local Amadores beach) but was less impressed with the styrofoam ... A Short Story on Saving The Ocean: One Shop at a Time.
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Last month I did my divemaster at Blue Water Diving - I loved the crew and the dive shop practice of picking up a piece of trash on every dive (they’ve made a huge difference at local Amadores beach) but was less impressed with the styrofoam cups & coffee pod machine in their store.
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On my last day, Chris (the boss-man) brought in reusable cups & told me they were stopping with the styrofoam. Then today I heard they’ve also ditched the ocean-destroying, single-use-plastic-trash-producing coffee pod machine !!!
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This is super epic not just because Chris loved that machine (& I honestly thought he’d never get rid of it) but also because simple conversations & solutions legitimately make a huge difference. You might never know how many people have seen you with a reusable bag, chatted to you about your keep cup or listened to why you don’t use straws and then changed something in their own life or business or school or town! The End.
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For anyone needing inspiration, tips, or something to share with people who need to change some single-use plastic habits - there’s an awesome free e-Book (link is in my bio).
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(Photo: @angelgrimaldiphotography) #plastic #pollution #solution #takethree #twohandsproject #plasticfreelifestyle #plasticfree #banthebag #straw #thefinalstraw #reuse #protect #ocean #freedive #ebook #partofthesolution
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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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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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The 7 pictures sequence of how Turtles die because of Human pollutants. STOP DEVASTATING THE ...
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The 7 pictures sequence of how Turtles die because of Human pollutants. STOP DEVASTATING THE OCEAN. WE ARE ALL GUILTY. YOU TOO. MEDUSA / JELLYFISH Blue Cross by @happicidad is a project in which the photographer @marioentero in collaboration with Surfer Rule, uses underwater imagery ... The 7 pictures sequence of how Turtles die because of Human pollutants.

STOP DEVASTATING THE OCEAN. WE ARE ALL GUILTY. YOU TOO.

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Blue Cross by @happicidad is a project in which the photographer @marioentero in collaboration with Surfer Rule, uses underwater imagery to highlight plastic pollution and its impact on marine fauna. ARTISTS’ STATEMENT: The ocean brought us to LIFE and we gave it back the worst. - 115 millions tons of plastic trash by 2025. - 15 millions km2 of plastic waste. How many years must elapse before the day we will be living on the top of plastics or UNDER IT? When a new element is introduced into an ecosystem, this last one inevitably changes. In the case of the ocean, we speak of DEATH and LOSS. Diseases transported, such as cholera, by new migrations of the marine inhabitants; Endangered species trapped by plastic or dying by their consumption; fish eating plastic that ends in the intestines of humans and more than 600 marine species… In 20 years the damage will be IRREVERSIBLE. The ocean is dying. We are dying. STOP DEVASTATING THE OCEAN. WE ARE ALL GUILTY. YOU TOO.
Campaign: BLUE CROSS by HAPPICIDAD Production: @surferrulemag @sandboyce @happicidadd
Photographer: @marioentero
FreeDiver: Marianna Patané
Atrezzo & Assistant’s. @mytwin.es @marinaentero @yolandelc
Thanks to @puntaamanaydivingcentre & @sandboyce clouthing by @fewchanges
@oceanic.global @byebyestraws @ocean @happicidadd @oceanadvocacy @oceangeneration @oceanconservancy @oceana @oceanicpreservationsociety @oceansept @theoceancleanup @natgeo @wsl @nuoclife @plasticconscious @plasticcontinents @plasticfreejuly @plasticpollutes @plastictides @plastictides @plasticfreemermaid @plasticbattle @ozeankind @byebyeplasticbags @surfriderespana @surfrider @desnudalafruta @unenvironment @nuoclife
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Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic gets into the ocean, and scientists estimate that there ...
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Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic gets into the ocean, and scientists estimate that there may be as much as 110 million tons of plastic trash in the ocean. Though the environmental effects of plastic pollution are not fully understood, plastic pollution has made its way into the ... Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic gets into the ocean, and scientists estimate that there may be as much as 110 million tons of plastic trash in the ocean.
Though the environmental effects of plastic pollution are not fully understood, plastic pollution has made its way into the food chain.
Plastic debris in the ocean was thought to accumulate in big patches, mostly in subtropical gyres — big currents that converge in the middle of the ocean — but scientists estimate that only about 1 percent of plastic pollution is in these gyres and other surface waters in the open ocean.

#oceanplastic #plasticocean #riseaboveplastics #plasticfree #bagsintrees #actonclimate #plastic #zerowaste #gogreen #reduce #reuse #recycle #oceanstwelve #oceanseight #oceanseleven
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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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#ocean  #conservation  #nature #underwater #water #bluering #blue #bluemind #sustainable #sustainableliving #ecofriendly  #education #chicago #design #conference
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We often hear the saying that we should enjoy life so we should stop and smell the roses. I say "stop ...
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We often hear the saying that we should enjoy life so we should stop and smell the roses. I say "stop and pick up some trash". That is, if we all want to continue enjoying life here on earth. The earth is not a plan. There is NO planet B. It irritates me to see a lot of plastic trash by the beach. And mind ... We often hear the saying that we should enjoy life so we should stop and smell the roses. I say "stop and pick up some trash". That is, if we all want to continue enjoying life here on earth. The earth is not a plan. There is NO planet B. It irritates me to see a lot of plastic trash by the beach. And mind you, it doesn't matter whether it is in the Carribean, Indian Ocean, Africa, Far East, or even Norway. There is so much plastic trash out there. You can smell the roses after you stop and pick up some trash. I am glad that #Hurtigruten has started a campaign where their guests on board can voluntarily join them in their cleaning the ocean of plastic. #travel #traveller #travelblogger
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Every single day we spend on the beach, we pick up endless amounts of plastic trash. Just today, while ...
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Every single day we spend on the beach, we pick up endless amounts of plastic trash. Just today, while walking our friend's dog, we picked up more than three bags full of plastic bottles, utensils, straws AND countless bits of styrofoam pieces that used to be coffee cups, plates or to-go containers. ... Every single day we spend on the beach, we pick up endless amounts of plastic trash. Just today, while walking our friend's dog, we picked up more than three bags full of plastic bottles, utensils, straws AND countless bits of styrofoam pieces that used to be coffee cups, plates or to-go containers. Styrofoam or polystyrene which is just another type of plastic expanded with 95% air is the worst. Its lightweight allows easy access to waterways and finally into the ocean where it breaks down into tiny pieces ingested by marine life which eventually ends up on our plates, too. Living so close to the sea makes this problem very visible whereas back home, where you just toss your trash in the bin - out of sight out of mind - it is very easy to forget about what happens to the trash that we're creating or where it ends up.
Especially during my travels, I have done a very good job REFUSING single-use plastic, REDUCING my trash consumption by bringing my reusable water bottle, shopping bag, utensils and tupperware, REUSING what I have consumed and having RECYCLED whenever possible. I believe that we all can do our parts in helping with our plastic-trash problem with a little bit of awareness and reminder! So let’s pass on the message: SAY NO to single-use plastic helping our environment to recover! #refuse #reduce #recycle #reuse #sustainable #sayno #singleuseplastic #sustainableliving #oceanlover #protectouroceans #protectwhatyoulove #beachcleanup #take3forthesea
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The Lacepede Islands are home to the biggest brown booby colony in the world !! Combined with a lagoon ...
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The Lacepede Islands are home to the biggest brown booby colony in the world !! Combined with a lagoon full of turtles, a resident crocodile, and thousands of other visiting shorebirds and its probably the coolest spot I’ve ever explored on a sunrise Zodiac trip. We visited here last week ... The Lacepede Islands are home to the biggest brown booby colony in the world !! Combined with a lagoon full of turtles, a resident crocodile, and thousands of other visiting shorebirds and its probably the coolest spot I’ve ever explored on a sunrise Zodiac trip. We visited here last week and were greeted by hundreds of curious boobys💙
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Unfortunately it’s extremely likely that all those beautiful boobys are full of plastic, with over 90% of seabirds thought to be eating plastic trash. Even remote islands like this can’t escape our huge plastic footprint. And increasingly the problem even impacts the new generations of birds (swipe across to see some heartbreaking albatross feeding).
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The good news? You can immediately make simple changes that help reduce our plastic waste. Choose one thing to start with - like a bottle, bag, straw or coffee cup - and make the switch to reusable.
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If you’ve got any queries about plastic pollution / solutions, check out our free ebook (link in bio) or tune in on Monday morning at 8am for a live Instagram chat with the book creators- myself, @mishkusk and @grumpyturtledesign
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(Another incredible photo by @mopourmohican of Studio Ponant; second photo by @lifeofchrisjordan)
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#seabird #plastic #pollution #lacepedes #kimberley #australia #solution #partofthesolution #ocean #marinesanctuary #plasticfree #banthebag #adventure #zodiac #explore #studioponant #protect
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 #Repost @earthlove777 ・・・ Rp @greenpea___ Study Finds Majority of Whales Found Dead in the Mediterranean ...
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#Repost @earthlove777 ・・・ Rp @greenpea___ Study Finds Majority of Whales Found Dead in the Mediterranean Were Killed By Our Plastic Trash New research from scientists at the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute in Athens found that most of the endangered sperm whales found dead in ... #Repost @earthlove777 ・・・
Rp @greenpea___ Study Finds Majority of Whales Found Dead in the Mediterranean Were Killed By Our Plastic Trash

New research from scientists at the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute in Athens found that most of the endangered sperm whales found dead in the eastern Mediterranean since 2001 were killed by plastic waste. Postmortems on nine of 24 deceased whales revealed that their’ stomachs were blocked by large amounts of plastic which made the whales die slowly and painfully.

One had ingested more than a hundred plastic items, including supermarket bags, Alexandros Frantzis, head of the team of Greek marine biologists, told The Times. One of the bags found in the animal’s stomach came from a kebab shop in Thessaloniki, a city 500 miles to the north. “The young whale suffered an excruciating death,” Frantzis said. “We alone are accountable.” Last month, a whale washed up on the shores of Spain had 64 pounds of plastic waste in their stomach. In 2014, an emaciated carcass found in the southern Peloponnese had ingested two and a half meters of plastic netting. According to Frantzis, “The trend is bound to get worse because the amount of plastic waste in the Aegean Sea is growing,”. It is not only sperm whales that are victim to our overuse and reckless disposal of plastic. Plastic threatens around 700 marine species with extinction.

This report illustrates the grave impact of our plastic use. If we want to make a difference and end the destruction of our planet’s marine species, we all need to step up and start cutting plastics out of our lives.
#plastic #environment #humans #animals #whale #whales #orca #awareness #orcas #ethical #crueltyfree #ecofriendly #empathy #education #marinelife #wildlife #lifestyle #teach #proactive #govegan #liveandletlive #nonviolence #peace #protect #respectanimals #planet #ocean #extinction #climatechange
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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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🗣 FACT: approximately nine million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each YEAR—thats the equivalent ...
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🗣 FACT: approximately nine million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each YEAR—thats the equivalent of five plastic grocery bags stuffed with plastic trash on every foot of coastline around the world!!! 🤯 ️ Each time you go to the beach on your summer holidays, do your future a favor and ... 🗣 FACT: approximately nine million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each YEAR—thats the equivalent of five plastic grocery bags stuffed with plastic trash on every foot of coastline around the world!!! 🤯
♻️ Each time you go to the beach on your summer holidays, do your future a favor and pick up at least 🔟 pieces of trash, I guarentee it wont be that hard. #planetorplastic
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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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So today we went apartment hunting and right down the street from one was this beautiful park. So ...
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So today we went apartment hunting and right down the street from one was this beautiful park. So spare the moment Brandy and her Jellys went hiking. And I was so disgusted to see ao much litter by the creek! I often forget that these selfish ignorant humans exist, but they do and there is a lot ... So today we went apartment hunting and right down the street from one was this beautiful park. So spare the moment Brandy and her Jellys went hiking. And I was so disgusted to see ao much litter by the creek! I often forget that these selfish ignorant humans exist, but they do and there is a lot of them! So I'm going to just paste some interesting news I received in my email the other day to help open some eyes! 🙌
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"Last month, a six-ton, 33-foot-long sperm whale washed up on the shore of Spain.
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Tragically, the endangered whale -- who should have lived 70 years or more -- died from the 64 pounds of plastic found in its intestines, including bags, nets, ropes and food containers.
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The level of plastic trash in our oceans has become critical, and we need to act now to put an end to this pollution.
Every year, humans throw out 8 million tons of plastic waste that end up in our oceans. At this rate, by mid-century there will be almost as much plastic in the ocean as fish.
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The plastic waste in our oceans disrupts ecosystems and kills marine life. Sea turtles are strangled by plastic straws and soda can rings. Larger fish, dolphins and whales ingest plastics they can't digest that cause intestinal infections. Ingesting plastics causes smaller marine life to not eat their natural prey, causing death from malnutrition.
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But even as plastics pile up in our landfills and contaminate our oceans, we are doing little to prevent this pollution. Ninety-one percent of plastics produced are not recycled, even when they are able to be. Americans use (and throw out) 500 million plastic straws every day and 100 billion plastic bags every year. We continue to use polystyrene foam -- what many people call Styrofoam -- containers for food packaging and shipping, even though polystyrene particles are not biodegradable and every piece of the foam ever produced is still around today, much of it polluting streams and soil.
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We can reverse plastic pollution with biodegradable food straws and containers, reusable bags, and recycling the plastic we do use."
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Trash sucks! But it’s definitely better in a trashbag than on the forest ground <span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span> We came together ...
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Trash sucks! But it’s definitely better in a trashbag than on the forest ground We came together to what turned out to be a quite a bit of a #cleanup , with @commonground.work we filled up 6 giant bags of trash all together It’s a popular campsite, and the amount of plastic trash that were ... Trash sucks!
But it’s definitely better in a trashbag than on the forest ground 🙌
We came together to what turned out to be a quite a bit of a #cleanup , with @commonground.work we filled up 6 giant bags of trash all together 😱
It’s a popular campsite, and the amount of plastic trash that were chucked on the ground so close to the river really, really added up.
When it rains, some of that will sweep into the river and out to the ocean.
A cleanup helps but it is more important to stop the source of trash in the first place.
It confounds me as to why people would throw trash so carelessly on the ground (despite there being bins) 😳Everyone has an important part to play, whether it’s being responsible for their own trash or even picking a piece up that wasn’t yours, it could be saving a life down the line.
💯 *high fives* to @thegreenguerrilla.asia represent @veggiehench 🙌 and @cat_s_ for kicking trash butt.
thanks to @commonground.work for putting this together !
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#plogging #hiking #makegreenmainstream #environmental #ecofriendly #ecowarrior
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 #STOPSUCKING Today Starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws in ...
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#STOPSUCKING Today 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.” These lids will first be introduced in Seattle and Vancouver ... #STOPSUCKING
Today 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.” These lids will first be introduced in Seattle and Vancouver this fall! Afterwards, they will continue with the rollout in the US and Canada next year, and eventually take it global! This will mean eliminating more than ONE BILLION PLASTIC STRAWS PER YEAR! 🙌🏽🧜🏼‍♀️🐚
Straws are definitely not the biggest problem in the marine plastic world, however they have helped jumpstart some much needed conversations about the ocean and considering more plastic bans! 🐠🐬🐳🐟🐋 We totally agree Starbucks can do better though! Let’s get rid of both the straws AND the lids.
“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,” said Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program. -VOX Check out this article for more info!
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The @realmadrid 3rd kit from @adidasfootball is made from Parley Ocean Plastic. What does that ...
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The @realmadrid 3rd kit from @adidasfootball is made from Parley Ocean Plastic. What does that mean? It means @parley.tv and adidas teamed up to take plastic trash that’s been dumped into our oceans and upcycle it to make a jersey for fans and players alike. Cleaner oceans . Better for the ... The @realmadrid 3rd kit from @adidasfootball is made from Parley Ocean Plastic. What does that mean? It means @parley.tv and adidas teamed up to take plastic trash that’s been dumped into our oceans and upcycle it to make a 🔥 jersey for fans and players alike. Cleaner oceans 🌊 . Better for the environment. 😎 And great for fans. 👏 #winning🏆 #adidasfootball #iamsoccerloco
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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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Ah, the beauty of a crystal clear sea – but is it really so clean? When we think of trash and plastic ...
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Ah, the beauty of a crystal clear sea – but is it really so clean? When we think of trash and plastic in the ocean, many of us picture big piles of large debris floating on the ocean surface. But the truth is that most of the plastic in the ocean is so small we can't even really see it. We call this microplastic. . Plastic ... Ah, the beauty of a crystal clear sea – but is it really so clean? When we think of trash and plastic in the ocean, many of us picture big piles of large debris floating on the ocean surface. But the truth is that most of the plastic in the ocean is so small we can't even really see it. We call this microplastic.
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Plastic doesn't biodegrade; instead it breaks down into tiny, tiny pieces. Microplastics have been found in the stomachs of many marine organisms, from plankton to whales, and they can leach contaminants into the water. Because they're so small, they're incredibly difficult to remove from the ocean – you can't just scoop them out easily!
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So one of the best ways to stop microplastics from affecting our ocean is to keep plastics out of the water in the first place. What choices will you make today to help keep debris out of the ocean? Let us know in the comments!
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#EarthIsBlue #MarineDebrisWeek #MarineDebris #Ocean #Plastic #Aerial #View #Coast #Beach #PlasticFree #DebrisFree (Photo: Matt McIntosh/NOAA)
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[Image description: An aerial photo of the coastline in National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa.)
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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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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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Warning long post ahead! Went to a cute little fishing village today and stopped for a quick photo ...
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Warning long post ahead! Went to a cute little fishing village today and stopped for a quick photo shoot before heading to the beach behind me. Upon getting there and getting in the water I had a really hard time being there. We actually only stayed an hour if that. The beach was filled with trash ... Warning long post ahead! Went to a cute little fishing village today and stopped for a quick photo shoot before heading to the beach behind me. Upon getting there and getting in the water I had a really hard time being there. We actually only stayed an hour if that. The beach was filled with trash and so was the water. There were little pieces of plastic, food wrappers, pieces of fruit peels and who knows what else floating in the water. Three times I actually got out and walked to the overflowing trash boxes (that seem like they don’t even get emptied) because there was chip bags and full plastic bags floating next to me that I just couldn’t ignore. Then I got so frustrated seeing all the trash on the ground as I was walking to throw those things away that I went to the nearest restaurant and asked them for a plastic bag to pick up the trash cause it was really getting to me that no one else there seemed to care. I filled the entire bag from just what was on the waterline about to be pulled in (except for the condom, couldn’t touch that with bare hands 😝) and put it in the restaurants trash bin so I knew it wouldn’t make its way back to the beach. Some may say that the small bag of trash I picked up isn’t going to make a difference since there was still more trash and the stuff from the other open trash boxes I was originally going to was probably going to blow out and back into the ocean again, but I believe that every little thing does make a difference. I also hope that the other people on the beach seeing me do this at least think about being responsible for their own trash and that anyone who cared to read all of this does something to make a difference for our oceans and just our world in general. 💚🌍♻️ #saveourplanet #saveouroceans #saveourseas
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Take a minute to think about the plastic you've used so far today. Did you get your coffee in a to-go ...
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Take a minute to think about the plastic you've used so far today. Did you get your coffee in a to-go cup with a plastic lid? Grab lunch takeout from the restaurant down the street? Get a plastic bag from the grocery store? . Plastics are, of course, useful, but many of them end up in the trash ... Take a minute to think about the plastic you've used so far today. Did you get your coffee in a to-go cup with a plastic lid? Grab lunch takeout from the restaurant down the street? Get a plastic bag from the grocery store?
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Plastics are, of course, useful, but many of them end up in the trash and in the ocean. Because plastics don't biodegrade, they can persist in the environment for a long, long time. There, they can leach chemicals into the ocean, be mistaken for food by marine animals, and entangle marine life.
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The good news is that you can help! Say no to single-use plastic, recycle whenever possible, and get involved in local beach and watershed cleanups, and you can help keep our ocean and waterways clean and healthy.
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This week, we'll be bringing you information about marine debris and how you can help solve this problem. What questions do you have about trash in the ocean?
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#EarthIsBlue #MarineDebrisWeek #MarineDebris #Trash #Plastic #PlasticFree #PlasticPollution #Conservation #Nature #Ocean (Photo: NOAA)
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[Image description: Many plastic bottle caps jumbled together after being picked up off a beach.]
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La basura plástica es un problema para nuestro océano, y especialmente para todos los animales ...
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La basura plástica es un problema para nuestro océano, y especialmente para todos los animales que lo llaman hogar, pero juntos podemos ser parte de la solución. Ve al link en nuestra bio para obtener más información de @worldoceansday ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Plastic trash ... La basura plástica es un problema para nuestro océano, y especialmente para todos los animales que lo llaman hogar, pero juntos podemos ser parte de la solución. Ve al link en nuestra bio para obtener más información de @worldoceansday 🌊
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Plastic trash is a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals that call it home, but together we can be part of the solution.
Go to the link in our bio to get more information about @worldoceansday 🌊
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A green turtle encounters plastic trash as it returns to the ocean after nesting on Tortuguero Beach, ...
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A green turtle encounters plastic trash as it returns to the ocean after nesting on Tortuguero Beach, Costa Rica. If you live in the Toronto area, be sure to go see this and other great photos by @neileverosborne at his exhibit Home at the Berenson Art Museum though May 31st. A green turtle encounters plastic trash as it returns to the ocean after nesting on Tortuguero Beach, Costa Rica.

If you live in the Toronto area, be sure to go see this and other great photos by @neileverosborne at his exhibit Home at the Berenson Art Museum though May 31st.
Join the Movement #4ocean #1bracelet1pound #4CoralReefs #florida #gulfcoast #soflo #flocal ...
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Join the Movement #4ocean #1bracelet1pound #4CoralReefs #florida #gulfcoast #soflo #flocal #savethefishies #savethereef #stop #plastic #trash #recycle #save #ocean #oceanlife #environment @coralrestorationfoundation @4ocean Join the Movement #4ocean #1bracelet1pound #4CoralReefs #florida #gulfcoast #soflo #flocal #savethefishies #savethereef #stop #plastic #trash #recycle #save #ocean #oceanlife #environment @coralrestorationfoundation @4ocean
I'd like to call this photo 'Reaching for a @yeti sponsorship' becuase I just wanted to take a cool ...
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I'd like to call this photo 'Reaching for a @yeti sponsorship' becuase I just wanted to take a cool photo of the one Yeti product I own and hope they see it and give me a new cooler for camping. The one with the wheels. In charcoal grey. Please. No but really I also wanted to share how much Kristin ... I'd like to call this photo 'Reaching for a @yeti sponsorship' becuase I just wanted to take a cool photo of the one Yeti product I own and hope they see it and give me a new cooler for camping. The one with the wheels. In charcoal grey. Please.
No but really I also wanted to share how much Kristin and I use our yeti cups! There is a lot of buzz going around on fb and social media about reusable straws. I'm so stoked to see that and have even seen a few of my friends post photos of the straws they have bought. But I also see some of these same friends drinking Starbucks every single day and never using their straws they bragged about owning. Why shoot the breeze about it, when you can be about it. Dont just do it for the gram. Personally I never really need a straw (but understand why some people do and prefer to have one) But I love/need my coffee! And I LOVE this @yeti cup! It keeps my hot coffee hot forever and my cold drinks nice and refreshing. I'll go to wash them them the next morning and they still have ice in them from the day before! For all my friends who are going to Starbucks/coffee every morning, I'd highly recommend getting one of these! Plus you get a $0.10 discount for using a reusable cup. Some coffee shops give $0.60 off for using your own cup! Which means the cup will pay for itself overtime and you're also producing less single use plastic trash. Which is one less thing that can end up in our ocean. Which is why this photo of the Yeti in the ocean is symbolic. But I shouldn't have to explain my art to anyone. Reaching....
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This past week, we saw the video of floating trash in the Dominican Republic go viral, which bears ...
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This past week, we saw the video of floating trash in the Dominican Republic go viral, which bears testament to the fact that the world is slowly but surely waking up to humanity’s plastic addiction and its impact on our environment. . Let us not forget, however, that this is an issue of global ... This past week, we saw the video of floating trash in the Dominican Republic go viral, which bears testament to the fact that the world is slowly but surely waking up to humanity’s plastic addiction and its impact on our environment.
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Let us not forget, however, that this is an issue of global scale, and consumers along with industry and government are responsible for the mess we have created.
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Here we have another chilling image captured by @haram_khor at India’s Juhu Beach outside Mumbai recently.
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It is easy for folks to blame these conditions on people’s ignorance and lack of education when a functioning waste management system is part of your daily life but we’d like remind you that much of the world was introduced to single-use plastics when no infrastructure was in place to handle the immense amounts of waste that would be produced.
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For #plasticfreejuly and EVERYDAY, choose reusable and refuse disposable products whenever possible, and vote with your 💵!
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#pangeaseed #saveourseas #plasticfreejuly #oceanplastic #choosereusables #plastic #plasticpollution #ocean #protectwhatyoulove
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From this amazing organisation @4ocean #TrashTalkTuesday Did you know that 8 million tons of plastic trash makes its way to the ocean each year? This staggering number does not include trash from ships and fishing vessels - this is solely from land-based sources. Beach cleanups are ... From this amazing organisation @4ocean 💙

#TrashTalkTuesday Did you know that 8 million tons of plastic trash makes its way to the ocean each year? 👎 This staggering number does not include trash from ships and fishing vessels - this is solely from land-based sources. Beach cleanups are so important because they are a great way to ensure that ocean-bound trash never reaches our beautiful blue waters. 👍

Help to do your part today at 4Ocean.com
#4Ocean #BeachCleanup #JoinTheMovement
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Go #FoamFree and say no thanks to single-use plastic this 4th of July. No matter where you are in greater L.A., at least some of the plastic trash near you will reach the ocean. Every action you take makes a difference. Go #FoamFree and say no thanks to single-use plastic this 4th of July. No matter where you are in greater L.A., at least some of the plastic trash near you will reach the ocean. Every action you take makes a difference. 🗽
 #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).
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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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This March, we partnered with @virginvoyages and @supermarketcreative for an epic beach clean. ...
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This March, we partnered with @virginvoyages and @supermarketcreative for an epic beach clean. 🚮️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon discovering the severity of the #plastic pollution problem threatening our seas, @virginvoyages cruise line has committed to exploring new technologies and policies ... This March, we partnered with @virginvoyages and @supermarketcreative for an epic beach clean. 🌊🚮♥️
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Upon discovering the severity of the #plastic pollution problem threatening our seas, @virginvoyages cruise line has committed to exploring new technologies and policies to reduce ocean waste 🙌🏻🙌🏻
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First step?! Partnering with @debrisfreeoceans 🐙 and playing an active role in eradicating marine debris. 40 @virginvoyages employees took to Dania Beach, with the help of @debrisfreeoceans and @supermarketcreative team members. In less than two hours, we removed over 100 lbs of plastic trash!
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And GET THIS: The plastics collected from this initial effort, and future anticipated Virgin Voyage beach cleans, will be recycled and fabricated into custom art installations for the Virgin Voyages home office! This artwork will serve as a reminder of the #EpicSeaChange Virgin hopes to bring to the cruise industry. ♻️🚢🐙🌊♥️
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#tbt #SupermarketCreative #MelonMob #VirginVoyages #EpicSeaChange #BeachCleanup  #beachclean #DebrisFreeOceans #debrisfree #plasticpollution #marinedebris #reducereuserecycle #miamiisnotplastic #saveourseas #cleanseas #epicbeachclean #cruises #virgincruises #ecofriendly #ecotravel #ecotourism #oceanoptimism #oceanpollution
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 #planetoverplastic. Photos by @taylorfreesolo. Last year my wife Taylor photographed a project ...
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#planetoverplastic. Photos by @taylorfreesolo. Last year my wife Taylor photographed a project on communities in Haiti who are turning plastic trash into sustainable livelihoods given the growing economy for collecting and recycling bottles to be made into yarn and fabrics through ... #planetoverplastic. Photos by @taylorfreesolo. Last year my wife Taylor photographed a project on communities in Haiti who are turning plastic trash into sustainable livelihoods given the growing economy for collecting and recycling bottles to be made into yarn and fabrics through organizations @threadintl and @doworkorg .

The option to reduce plastic use still remains a privilege. Some of us have the option of buying a metal straw or glass water bottles to refill, but in many parts of the world, single use plastics remain the only option for even having clean water. Here in Haiti, there are entrepreneurs turning recycled bottles into better lives for their families and improved community stability but this industry is often unregulated. Without insight and community programs invested into these supply chains, the hard working people actually doing the collecting are under valued. With the right partners and authentic transparency, plastic can provide self-sufficiency, a good job, and beautiful products. It’s all a part of the larger story of how we, as a planet, can help keep plastics out of the ocean and affecting the health of all living things.
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️ GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!! ️ Here is another chance to enter and win an 8 day Mojosurf Indo trip for you and a friend! This 8 day island hopper is an adventure of a lifetime in INDONESIA!!! Not only will you be surfing (or learning to surf) epic waves, but we are teaming up with Mojosurf’s community ... ‼️ GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!! ‼️
Here is another chance to enter and win an 8 day Mojosurf Indo trip for you and a friend! This 8 day island hopper is an adventure of a lifetime in INDONESIA!!! Not only will you be surfing (or learning to surf) epic waves, but we are teaming up with Mojosurf’s community outreach program @ORCA365 (Ocean Rescue Community Action) to become part of the solution while experiencing the wonderful culture and people from Indonesia. || The rules are simple... .
✔️ Follow @mojo.surf
✔️ Follow @alisonsadventures
✔️ Follow @orca365
✔️ Tag who you would bring with!
The more times you enter the more chances you have to win! || Must be 18 years or older. Flights not included.
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P.S. this is video from my #PlasticGirl series filmed by cinematographer @marktipple on a @redcamerausers ...gathering plastic trash from the ocean to save Manta Rays and using fashion to make a statement that we will be suffocated by waste if we do not stop using single use plastic!
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Happy World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future! ...
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Happy World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future! As big lovers of the sea and the creatures that live in them, we believe that every single person can do their part in saving the seas. Next time you're at the beach, make sure you never leave a straw, ... Happy World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future! 🌊 As big lovers of the sea and the creatures that live in them, we believe that every single person can do their part in saving the seas. Next time you're at the beach, make sure you never leave a straw, a plastic bag, or any kind of disposables behind. Plastic trash is a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals that call it home, but together we can be part of the solution.

Photo Credit: @lobsterfrommaine
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Goofy studio shot, just painting tiny ruffles for days..... I’m spending some quality time with ...
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Goofy studio shot, just painting tiny ruffles for days..... I’m spending some quality time with this 3rd to last Umijoo painting, the book is starting to take shape while I finish up these final few pieces. Translucent Jellies are fun to paint! 🤓 Our oceans are in trouble, our fossil fuel ... Goofy studio shot, just painting tiny ruffles for days.....
I’m spending some quality time with this 3rd to last Umijoo painting, the book is starting to take shape while I finish up these final few pieces. Translucent Jellies are fun to paint! 🤓🎨 Our oceans are in trouble, our fossil fuel addiction is turning them more acidic, we’re choking our seas with plastic trash, and stripping them of life one way or another, either by overfishing, pollution or destroying major food sources like wild salmon runs. We’ve got an ocean to save!💙 #Umijoo #SaveOurSeas #oceanconservation #OceanDefendersAlliance The Art of Umijoo gallery show is Sept 7th @theArtCaveSC @Umijoo
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"The environmental impact of the world's plasticconsumption is profound. Plastic trash and ...
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"The environmental impact of the world's plasticconsumption is profound. Plastic trash and the tiny pieces that chip off it can be found everywhere—inoceans, marine life, land and our bodies, too. # To help solve this planetary crisis, Nestlé pledged Tuesday to make all its ... "The environmental impact of the world's plasticconsumption is profound. Plastic trash and the tiny pieces that chip off it can be found everywhere—inoceans, marine life, land and our bodies, too.
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To help solve this planetary crisis, Nestlé pledged Tuesday to make all its plastic packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2025. The Swiss food giant envisions a world where "none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter," it said.
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However, environmentalists say the move is not enough. As the world's largest food and beverage company, Nestlé's wide expanse of products—which includes bottled water, chocolate candy bars and instant coffee pods—" helped to create" this plastic pollution problem in the first place, according to a fiery response from Greenpeace.
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"Nestlé's statement on plastic packaging includes more of the same greenwashing baby steps to tackle a crisis it helped to create," Greenpeace oceans campaigner Graham Forbes said. "It will not actually move the needle toward the reduction of single-use plastics in a meaningful way, and sets an incredibly low standard as the largest food and beverage company in the world."
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During a 2017 beach clean-up on Freedom Island in the Philippines, the third worst polluter of the world's oceans, Greenpeace volunteers and coalition partners found more discarded Nestlé products than any other brand..."
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HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY! Today, we want to remember this emotional video, where some members of our amazing Recreations team relieved, and probably saved, that turtle’s life! Plastic trash is a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals that call it home, but together ... 🌏 HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY! 🌊

Today, we want to remember this emotional video, where some members of our amazing Recreations team relieved, and probably saved, that turtle’s life! 🐢 🚫 Plastic trash is a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals that call it home, but together we can be part of the solution. 🙌🏼 That’s why 2018 is focused on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. 🐚

Let’s all be part of the movement!! 💙

#WorldOceansDay #Ocean #Marinelife #wildandfree #clean #water #Maldives #VelaaPrivateIsland
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After being on a trip with Parley, Corona & @chrishemsworth I witnessed first hand the devastation ...
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After being on a trip with Parley, Corona & @chrishemsworth I witnessed first hand the devastation of what plastics is doing to our oceans & our environment. 1500 kilograms of plastic waste enters Australian ocean every single hour, and this is what it looks like. Being World Oceans Week ... After being on a trip with Parley, Corona & @chrishemsworth I witnessed first hand the devastation of what plastics is doing to our oceans & our environment. 1500 kilograms of plastic waste enters Australian ocean every single hour, and this is what it looks like. Being World Oceans Week & World Ocean Day on Friday 8 June, Corona and Parley have created a ‘Wave of Waste’ sculpture in the middle of Melbourne’s Federation Square, made entirely from plastic trash to raise awareness for marine plastic pollution. Let’s make an impact and a difference, find out how you can help protect paradise at 100islandsprotected.com or visit the link in our bio #100islandsprotected #oceansweek #corona #parleyfortheoceans #parley #parleyAIR #tinyterror #emerysurfboards #chrishemsworth
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This week is #CleanBeachesWeek, the perfect time to think about how the plastic you use impacts ...
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This week is #CleanBeachesWeek, the perfect time to think about how the plastic you use impacts the ocean and other ecosystem. Trash we discard here on land can make its way into the sea, where it travels into distant ecosystems. This plastic bag, for example, was lying at the bottom of the ... This week is #CleanBeachesWeek, the perfect time to think about how the plastic you use impacts the ocean and other ecosystem. Trash we discard here on land can make its way into the sea, where it travels into distant ecosystems. This plastic bag, for example, was lying at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico all the way at 5,250 feet – almost a mile down! By refusing, reducing, reusing, repurposing, and recycling, you can help reduce marine debris and negative impacts on wildlife throughout the ocean.
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#EarthIsBlue #MarineDebris #DeepSea #Recycle #Plastic #PlasticFree #DebrisFree #CleanUp #Ocean (Photo: NOAA)
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[Image description: A white plastic bag lies crumpled on the sandy bottom of the ocean. Two anemones – one purple, one orange – are on the bag.]
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