This was a stab in the heart. As I hiked into devil's bathtub, I stumbled upon this pile of recyclables and trash. I no longer wanted to continue the hike but I did. Once I reached the beautiful blue waterhole, there was a crowd of people taking selfies not acknowledging the trash everywhere. I said to a group of young individuals my age "wow it's really dirty here" one person looks back at me and says "yeah I see that". Is it more important to get that great picture or understand that you are standing right by a dirty diper and used feminine hygiene products plus so many other trash items? The same water where I saw someone pump to filter their water to drink. I picked up a plastic bag I found and carried out as much crushed water bottles as I could plus I filled up my pack with as much as I could as well. Every person I saw who was hiking in, I kindly asked if they could also grab some as they lefted. Even though I might have looked crazy to some, and it's not their trash. A few people were happy to do so. I try to be the change I wish to see in the world. I also know that our Earth has much worse areas. I am not perfect but I try to make a conscious effort in doing my part. Wake up!
YOOOOOO WE GOTTTTTA NOTHER CHEAP TRIP EXTREMELY CRAZY SUPER DANGEROUS TEAM MEMBER IN DA CLUB @marcelo_booshehri 🍻🤘🏽 cruised far and wise to attend and film all of Cheap Trippin on trash (and some steeezy Cayucos mini ramp fun). He’s easily the most stoked guy I know and I’m soooo psyched to have him on the team shreddin waves and putting together clips like this for future CT stuff 🐙
To see the full video, go to my site cheaptripstore.com and scope my new blogging tab “Minding Business”— hover and click Cheap Trippin on trash for a little writeup and the gallery— and stay on that tab because I’m going to start making that my page for photos, short stories, honestly whatever my mind wants to leek out. Cheers, trippers 🍻.
Song: FeelGood by Leo Moracchioli
Привет, други!С началом новой недели нас всех)💐 Надеюсь оно у вас было бодрым)😉
Продолжаю свои экологические тренинги😘Сегодня у меня не самая приятная тема для обсуждения.😖 И ни много ни мало-одна из самых насущных проблем современности-МУСОР😔 Мы, ребят, тонем в нем и хороним под его слоем нашу 🌏 Напомню, мы единственный биологический вид, который производит в ГИГАНТСКОМ количестве (1,5 МИЛЛИАРДА!!😱) тонн в год мусора, который природа неспособна переработать⛔. И, к сожалению, я не сгущаю тучи и не пугаю вас страшилками💀😖 Это ФАКТ, как и то, что Земля вращается вокруг Солнца. 🙋
Но сегодня я хочу рассказать об определенном и самом распространенном виде мусора-ПЛАСТИКЕ.
✔️Всего-лишь 60 лет назад (да,да именно тогда в США появился знаменитый одноразовый стаканчик и пластиковая посуда) по всему "цивилизованному миру" трубили фанфары этому одобному, дешевому материалу, а теперь,наконец-то большинство людей начало задумываться ЧТО мы получили взамен.Удовлетворяя свои ежедневные сиюминутные прихоти: выпить вкусный коктейль через ПЛАСТИКОВУЮ трубочку (их только в США ЕЖЕДНЕВНО выкидывается 500 МЛН (!) шт), купить кофе или салат на вынос в ПЛАСТИКОВОМ контейнере, и через 5 минут выкинуть, донести продукты в ПЛАСТИКОВОМ пакете, который через 20 мин. оказывается на мусорном ведре, мы НЕ ЗАДУМЫВАЕМСЯ, как и в каком виде возвращается нам наша недальновидность...Пластик НЕ РАЗЛАГАЕТСЯ в природе, под действием температур и солнца он лишь распадается на мелкие частицы, т.н. МИКРОПЛАСТИК (о нем я напишу отдельно). А пока, крупные пластиковые отходы копятся на наших свалках (ведь в мире перерабатывается лишь 9%(!) , выделяют фталаты-токсичные яды, они плывут в по рекам в океаны, где их кусочки глотает рыба и другие морские животные. Каждый год более МИЛЛИОНА их гибнет🔊.. и Все из-за чего??? Из-за сиюминутной прихоти, удобства, которое обернется нашей же гибелью после того, как в океане изчезнет все живое..
Что же МЫ можем сделать, спросите вы? Что зависит от меня?ВСЕ! Ведь 500млн НЕ выкинутых пластиковых трубочек, это 500 млн Вас, думающих о своих детях🤗!
Как? Оочень просто! волшебные ЭКО-ПРИВЫЧКИ нам в помощь(если зацепило ставь ❤️😜)! О них- в следующей статье☺️👉
#recycle has 3.44M IG hashtags. It’s our choice to Reduce, Reuse and ♻️ Recycle.
Plastic bags, straws, utensils, cups and plates are all avoidable and unnecessary. We use them once and throw them away. They last for centuries in our landfills and ocean. • Let’s make wiser decisions by refusing to use plastic 😁👍🏽
We are happy to share #BLUEJUNE this month! 💙
What does that mean?
Be ocean-minded every day in your decisions!
Pledge to reduce plastic consumption, fish consumption and overall our carbon footprint!
Use less, chose better, eat more plants and take public transport or share rides!
We all hold the key to change in our hands! #bluejune , because without our blue ocean, there’s no us!
Challenge: How can we reduce plastic contamination of our land?
Idea: FinalStraw (@_finalstraw_) : Suck responsibly
The problem with plastic straws is that they take around 200 years to break down and, because the material cannot biodegrade, they remain in the environment for thousands of years clogging landfills, polluting oceans and causing harm to marine life.
FinalStraw is the world’s first collapsible, reusable straw that folds down into a case small enough to fit on a keychain. Created by Emma Cohen and Miles Pepper from Canada, the straw is made from stainless steel and designed to last a lifetime, while the container is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. It can be used for both hot and cold drinks, is dishwasher safe and BPA free. To help make it easy to clean it on-the-go, FinalStraw also comes with a handy cleaning squeegee that fits in the case. Each straw comes with a few FinalStraw Ambassador cards, which customers can leave at restaurants to let them know to only serve straws upon request.
According to its creators just one final straw can save 584 straws from entering landfills and oceans every year.
Posted on https://earthr.org/challenge/how-can-we-reduce-plastic-contamination-of-our-land-5b0d6952a7492
Find more such ideas, entrepreneurs and funders for a sustainable planet on Earthr.org.
Sometimes these icky plastic produce bags sneak into our lives, even though we have reusable produce bags. This one was brought onto our boat this weekend on a sailing trip. What to do with this kind of waste?? Our local @hannafordmkts has a plastic bag recycling bin where thin plastic bags like this can be safely recycled. If you put it in your regular unsorted recycling, it can clog up the machines and disrupt the recycling process, so best to recycle them separately. And of course, it’s the best of the best to avoid using them at all!!! .
I've been making small but vital changes in my everyday essentials in regards to banning plastic. As we know, this is a huge issue and if everyone made simple swaps we could as a whole make a massive difference. #banplastic#gogreen 💚
Last Friday, with @marineconservationcambodia (MCC), a dream came true for Make Art Not Waste ✨
We visited our first primary school to talk about plastic pollution and make some plastic art!
First there was a short presentation by Jasmine, MCC's 10 year-old youth ambassador 👏👏👏
Next we cleaned up the area around their school. The too-cute-for-words students then interacted with the plastic waste in a creative setting by making a hanging sculpture. We encouraged seeing plastic as a durable material rather than something to be thrown away by making a hopscotch out of lids.
Hopefully, engaging young minds will ultimately pave the way to a change in behaviour surrounding plastic
One step at a time ✨
It seems crazy to think that the plastic deodorants I used 10 years ago are lying somewhere around the world, leeching toxins and polluting the water and earth for the next few centuries. It's crazier to think that we've all come to think that consuming and discarding plastic containers is normal and the only option. This is a recipe of a very simple deodorant that we've used over the years. There are many reasons to make your own deodorant:
1. You can use and reuse your glass container and avoid sending plastic to the landfill.
2. By buying ingredients in bulk, the cost ends up being much smaller.
3. Most deodorants in the market are not #crueltyfree and their products are tested on animals.
4. Store deodorants often contain ingredients that have been linked to a number of health issues, including seizures, breast cancer, Alzheimer's, and kidney problems.
5. Making your own deodorant is fun! You can choose your own favorite esssential oil that may often have a therapeutic and stress relieving effect on you. Check the recipe below:
-3 Tbsp of coconut oil
-1 Tbsp of cocoa butter
-6 Tbsp of baking soda
-4 Tbsp of cornstarch or arrow root
-12 drops of essential oils (I like to mix lavander and tea tree).
*Mix all ingredients, (you can heat the oils so they are liquid and easier to mix). Pour in a small mason jar and use a small pea size amount on each armpit. Your body will take some time to adjust to natural deodorants, but you will find that eventually, you start sweating less and the smell is milder than when you used store bought deodorant. 😉
#BanPlastic campaign from #KuppathuRaja Team !
Great initiative from the producer @ProSfocuss @saravanfocuss @sirajsfocuss @saraTsfocuss
@gvprakash @rparthiepan @iYogiBabu @Cinemainmygenes @dhilipaction
Saving the planet can seem like a daunting task, but you can start by following our 12 tips on How to Save the Planet. So be the superhero that the planet needs, because the earth is worth it!
Tip #12 : Say no to single-use plastic bags, and switch to reusable bags! You can use cloth bags, or thick-plastic bags which can be used multiple times and are durable enough to carry heavy load. This will prevent the non-biodegradable single-use plastic bags from being dumped in landfills and oceans, and choking our ecosystem.
Graphic by: @tabitha_dsouza
Sometimes it takes words as inspirations, courage to start ideas. 🙏
No matter what people say, keep going on what you believe in. Live in line with your values. Be the ripple of change! 🌱
Thank you for having us on issue 3 , @fenhongsemag !
Wish this art shoot will bring more awareness to the ocean/plastic mess that involve us all. I collected plastic waste from the beach and around the streets and gutters, made plastic sealed pieces to go with recycling the costume that @louiselassaydesign created for another shoot. then got creative with old visions and ideas about the Reef /Ocean/pollutions disaster wanted to turn the creative vision I had into images teaming up@with talented beauty @fireflyz.spin beautifully painted by @creatrix_bodyart . Happy about the outcome indeed
#Repost @image1planet (@get_repost)
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Only a third of the UK population drink from reusable bottles when out and about. People generally blame inconvenience or forgetfulness.
But there are solutions 💡 Greater availability of filtered or tap water would encourage people to use a reusable bottle if they could easily help themselves to water in shops and cafes.
Improved facilities alongside our increasing awareness could help turn the tide in plastic pollution 💧💧💧 (Artwork by Audi Avena)
#banplastic#bansingleuse#reducereuserecycle ♻️ #plasticbeach#noplanetb 🌎 #saveouroceans#saveourwild#trash#pollution#environment
And they are back! Joco’s exquisite coffee cups, shown here in Strawberry 🍓.
For coffee lovers and tea connoisseurs, Joco cups are Australians best supplier of beautifully designed and super tough coffee cups.
Features include: 🍃 Quality non-porous, borosilicate glass. 🍃 Lightweight and resistant to extreme changes in temperature. 🍃 Superior durability
🍃 Thermal silicon sleeve to maintain optimal temperature inside and out. 🍃 Splash-proof and nose-dome one-way lid
🍃 Barista friendly, so the cup will fit under any commercial coffee machine
🍃 BPA and Chemical free (No lead or cadmium)
🍃 Microwave and dishwasher safe
🍃 Glass doesn't affect the flavour so you won't taste your cup
🍃 Australian designed and owned.
Shop picture or link in bio.
A few things we can and must do individually/collectively for a cleaner environment : * Keep cups, flasks and bowls handy for food purchases (we know we will buy waakye at 12, we could prepare in advance to avoid the plastic bags)
* Keep reusable + foldable bags handy for grocery/other shopping *Do our best to separate trash (food/organic waste may be made into a compost heap ...read online how to start this - not complicated at all)
*As much as possible, avoid receiving/giving plastic
*Avoid using cars for short/walkable distances *There is more information available on the internet about bolder ways to make the Earth happier (Let's get informed and Active)
We have been programmed to love plastic, We can unlearn it. Once upon a time, there was no plastic and We did just fine without it!
Why should We care?
Soon, there will be more fish than plastic, for example..... "Refuse, Reuse, Recycle" - @wanlov + @sisterdeborah
I second the motion!
Watch the video of baby turtles hatching in Queensland, Australia The number of baby turtles that reach the ocean immediately after hatching is less than 50% due to predation by seabirds, crabs, etc. 1 in 1000 baby turtles reach sexual maturity to breed. These numbers are now lower due to human predation of eggs, beach habitat destruction, and then entanglement and ingestion of plastic wastes. So we are helping sponsor the Vanuatu Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in the South Pacific where they raise baby Hawksbill turtles in baths like you see in the video to a size where they can be safely placed into the surrounding lagoons. Please follow us and go to our website at www.waveencounters.com to find out how you can help. We’ve got some really great stuff there. 🐢🐢🐢🐢