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🌱 63 Plastic Free & Reusable Products for Plastic Free July 🌱
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Plastic seems to be everywhere. At times it can feel unavoidable (especially in recent months), despite us all knowing that it takes between 500-1,000 years to break down. And even then, what is left is harmful micro-plastics that pollute our environment, water systems, food chains, oceans and ultimately our bodies. But it IS possible to make swaps. There ARE plastic free alternatives out there. Plastic Free July is a personal challenge that is part of a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans,...
Life After Lockdown: Will The Environment Be Better Off?
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Covid 19 - Humans 0 : Environment 1 Alongside the devastation of the Covid 19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns – sickness, death, loss, isolation, anxiety, depression and economic uncertainty, we have all seen the good news stories of environment recovery. Crystal clear waters in Venice. Turtles hatching from their eggs in peace and successfully making it into the sea in enormous numbers in India, Brazil, Florida and many other places. Dramatic photos of clean air in places which have only known smog for decades have been circulating the internet. Delhi The Himalays Los Angeles And closer to home, Goats...
War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita: My Plastic in the Bathroom Audit
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So who's been watching War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita? It's a compelling watch and clearly highlights the problem with our addiction to plastic. If you haven't seen it already, make sure you catch up with it on iPlayer. I'm not sure the word is 'enjoying', but what I'm appreciating is the programme demonstrating how easily plastic slips into our every day lives, very much unnoticed. Last week's episode looked at Plastic in the Bathroom. Did you know that 9/10 wet wipes contain plastic? And of those that do, 84% of that wipe is actually plastic, and therefore not biodegradable? Whilst...