Land based pollutants include oil, septic sludge, dirt, and trash. Each day thousands of tons of trash and waste are dumped into the oceans of the world. Ocean pollution kills more than one million sea birds each year. Discarded fishing nets kill approximately 300,000 dolphins and porpoises every year.
♻️ The New Plastics #economy is a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. Read the full article on @mochni_com#link in my stories. 📚
Except "1. Plastic Is Toxic
The goal of the initiative, to “eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source”, seems promising, and even has a catchy 3-point plan of action—Eliminate, Innovate, Circulate. However, I fear this may miss the point when it comes down to actual implementation. The point is that plastic is toxic to humans, animals, and the planet, and we need to completely rethink our relationship to it. What may happen is that the industry ends up focusing on a “new” economy, just as dependent on plastics, instead of pushing for a post-plastic society. We see industry leaders looking to Innovate how they use plastics, but not pushing for anything that Eliminates plastic nor installs any true sense of Circularity."
Sharjah🏙 spent my weekend here with this view and decided to research a little about the environmental stance of this Emirate; currently there is a development of a cutting-edge waste-to-energy plant. This plant will divert around 300,000 tonnes of solid waste from landfill each year to create energy. This will contribute to Sharjahs effort to reach “zero waste-to-landfill” target by 2020 as well as UAE’s effort to deliver its 2021 goal of diverting 75% of solid waste from landfills.
#yayforearth can’t wait for the time when the UAE hopefully becomes waste free 😁
Look at this breathtaking site of nature. We are literally taking it's breath away. We are polluting the planet and ridding it of it's ability to take care of us!
So we need to take care of IT!
All it takes are a few simple adjustments to our behaviour and attitude. Try it today.
Make a difference x
Right behind that tree line at the end is a valley filled w homes, schools, businesses, a mountain, streets & freeways. At least $9mil being moved from a humanitarian disaster fund.. To fund a corrupt agency. We as a state have been under this fallout smoke in which carries thousands upon thousands of horrible pollutants. Went out to run around & take care of business, my lungs felt like there was something at the bottom of them. Can't deny it felt very uncomfortable, but soon after, felt as though my lungs had become instantly, almost 100% immune to the heavily polluted air. After about an hour of being outside (not in my car) due to the fact one of my business ventures deemed necessary, my eyes started to hurt. Had to wash my face at least five times before I felt refreshed without any irritation to what seemed like my retina's were forcing to shut my eyes only 15 minutes prior... (Rest of story in comments)
▪️Les Mains Ecolo▪️
Le Chewing-gum est le second déchet le plus produit sur la planète, après les mégots
Avez-vous pris connaissance de la composition d'un chewing-gum ?
▫️De la gomme base
▫️Des arômes synthétiques
La gomme est une gomme synthétique, fabriquée avec des dérivés du pétrole.. HUMMMM machons du pétrole
Pour obtenir la couleur blanche, le DIOXYDE DE TITANE est présent sous forme de nanoparticules : une forme potentiellement cancérigène
Donc bon... déjà... c'est dégueulasse.. mais ce n'est pas tout
Les chewings-gum ne sont pas biodégradables, et vivent environ 5 ans dans la nature
La plupart des mangeurs de chewing-gum les jettent sur les voies publiques.. ils restent donc accrochés au bitume jusqu'à ce qu'ils soient enlevés par les nettoyeurs des villes
Mais cela coûte très cher et prend du temps : Une demi heure pour nettoyer 50cm2. Un chewing-gum coûte 3x plus à enlever qu'à acheter..
Les nettoyeurs nettoient les voies avec un jet d'eau, le chewing-gum (celui qui a réussi à se décoller) file tout droit vers les cours d'eaux
Le chewing-gum est ingurgité par les animaux : des oiseaux s'étouffent avec la gomme, les poissons gobent la gomme et les toxines se retrouvent dans leurs chairs.. et nous les mangeons bien sûr
Une prise de conscience, des changements d'habitudes, en parler autour de vous.. c'est déjà un grand pas en avant 😉
Tonight I went to a free screening of ‘Albatross’ held by the Animal Justice Party. It was a roller coaster of emotions seeing the world through their eyes with happiness, sadness, love, uselessness and despair.
In the above image you see the remains of an adult Albatross and the contents of its stomach which caused it to starve to death. The rubbish looks like it was thrown out just yesterday.
I urge anyone who wants to leave a positive impact on the planet to watch this documentary and challenge yourself. What small changes could you make to your everyday? Maybe it’s as simple as taking a reusable water bottle with you.
- R E C Y C L A G E - ♻️
Comment recycler (facilement) ses sacs plastiques ?
On a tous chez nous un endroit qui débooooorde de sacs plastiques ! Pas vrai ? 🌱 Les sacs plastiques mettent plus d’une centaine d’année à se dégrader complètement, en plus de polluer notre écosystème (et je ne vous parle pas des animaux ... 😔) J’ai découvert une astuce il n’y a pas très longtemps, je vous explique 🤗
1. Empilez vos sacs plastiques (facile...)
2. Achetez (ou fabriquez!) une housse de poire/pouf
3. Insérez les sacs plastiques dans cette house
4. Vous obtenez un pouf hyper confortable !!! 5. Et en plus ça fait déco utile, pour chambre d’enfant ou dans le salon ! - Facile, rapide et utile ! Et vos sacs plastiques ne seront pas jetés dans la nature, et seront moins encombrant ✅👍🏻 L’astuce du jour by Marie voili voilou 😂
Who is cleaning this weekend?!! For some it’s a pleasant chore and for others it’s gruelling... but using @oceansaverpods we can all FEEL GOOD cleaning because we are making a significant reduction to our plastic purchasing. Start your change today!!
I am in totall agreement with this argument from @zerowastecalifornia - 👉Why not? They have warning labels on cigarette packages. In some countries, those labels are very graphic.
Since "banning the plastic bag" from grocery stores, the California government confusingly allowed thicker plastic bags to take their place, and to be sold for 0.25-0.35 cents a piece. If it seems counterintuitive, you're not alone. If we agreed as a majority that plastic bags were harmful enough to warrant banning, how is selling a thicker plastic back a reasonable alternative? The argument is that the thicker is more recyclable. It's really not. In fact, where I live, these types of plastics are not recyclable. Oh yeah, and now that these bags are for sale, it's lucrative.
Unfortunately, the companies designing these bags are profiting, so negative advertising like this is probably not going to fly with them, even if I ask nicely.
So, if companies can lobby for thicker plastic bags, I say that we lobby for warning labels, images like this that show the true nature of the plastic bag. It's not about shaming people, it's about making positive changes for our environment. And showing these environmentally unsound corporations that we can't be taken for a ride.
What is your opinion? please let me know how you feel in the comments below. If companies think they can sneak plastic bags back into the grocery store, should they be required to have warning labels or images like this displaying the environmental impact? .
Credit @zerowastecalifornia .
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Laysan Albatrosses' Plastic Problem. ... Many birds accidentally eat plastic and other marine debris floating in the ocean, mistaking it for food. But the problem is intensified in Laysan albatrosses because of the way they catch fish, squid and other seafood: by skimming the surface of the water with their beak.
I am crying, literally and figuratively. I landed in the Bay Area, stepped outside of the airport + my eyes began to tear immediately. Driving over the bridge, I couldn’t see more than a couple of cars in front of me. The typical expansive view from my Marin County home is nonexistent. Within hours, my throat has swelled, my voice scratchy, my nostrils burning, my eyes aggravated, my head aching. This tragedy is so much worse than anyone imagined — and were the blessed ones.
The air quality in my hometown of Mill Valley is currently 487 (typically in the 20s!! Out of a possible 500 scale!!). San Francisco is 358, ranked the worst in the world (yes, worse than the most polluted global cities in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, per one of the many apps I’ve been monitoring for days now). Breathing this air is equivalent to smoking multiple packs of cigarettes a day, exacerbating asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, chronic disease, even heart failure.
Schools are closed. Universities are closed. Offices are closed. Events are canceled. Outdoor activities are canceled. Sports are canceled. Gov, cities + health depts have issued warnings to stay indoors, monitor air quality, change filters + avoid time outside — for everyone, not only vulnerable kids, elderly + those with heart/lung disease or respiratory infections, for whom even short term exposure is exceedingly dangerous.
I saw every other driver wearing a mask in their cars, crossing guards with masks, people at the bus stop with masks, even grocery shoppers with masks indoors. Smoke mask searches are at the highest in Google’s history + most local stores have sold out of N95 masks needed to block toxic particulates.
We are 2 hours south of the blazing wildfires + face unparalleled, ongoing health risks. But we have our lives — and for that I am tremendously grateful. 63 people have died from the NorCal fire in/around the now leveled Paradise. 631 remain unaccounted for with most feared dead, as brave firefighters + first responders continue to battle flames on the front lines of the Camp Fire, as well as the still-raging Woolsey + Hill Fires in SoCal.
Stay vigilant, stay away, stay inside, stay safe.