News flash! Some plastics cannot be recycled at your traditional recycling centre such as banding, expanded polystyrene blocks and sheets, bubble wrap and even netting. If you work with us, we will separate it all and divert from hitting the landfill. ♻️😀#plasticfree
Nie som žiadny veľký ekológ. Kým som bol mladší, vôbec som neriešil budúcnosť tejto planéty. V podstate som neriešil žiadnu budúcnosť, bral som život tu a teraz, tak ako prišiel. Asi to patrí k dospievaniu, ktoré sa u mňa deje so značným oneskorením, ale v poslednom čase sa niekedy pristihnem, ako rozmýšľam, čo tu po nás zostane. Okrem iných aj môjmu synovi.
Vyzerá to zle. Napríklad v oceánoch po nás zostane bordel a smrť. Nehovorím, že sa chystám na gumenom člne reťazou primontovať k ropnému tankeru alebo veľrybárskej lodi, no pozvoľna si začínam všímať, keď sa tento problém snaží niekto riešiť.
Nedávno som videl zábery plastového ostrova gigantickej veľkosti niekde uprostred Pacifiku. Bol to dosť hnusný pohľad. Keď si predstavím, že by to priplávalo k pláži, kde som si chcel práve nafotiť outfit 😤
Ale žarty bokom. Jedna z iniciatív, ktorá sa ku mne dostala, je Gant Beacons Project. Je mi sympatická hlavne preto, že využíva plastový odpad z oceánu priamo pri výrobe oblečenia. Takže môžeš byť aspoň trochu ekologický a nemusíš pri tom vyzerať ako ušmudlaný grínpisák. Planétu to hneď nezacháni, no aspoň si aj ľudia, ktorí riešia oblečenie, podobne ako ja, všimnú, že je tu nejaký problém, a že sa o ňom dá diskutovať.
Košeľu s podielom vylovených plastov som mal aj na Santorini, rovnako ako ďalšia nová ochrankyňa oceánov @janatini. Tak sme sa v nich spolu odfotili a teraz čakáme, či to nejako pomôže. Asi nie, no keď nás bude viac a začneme si tieto projekty všímať, možno sa predsa aspoň nejaká malá zmena udeje. Za pokus to stojí!
Inak keby ťa zaujímali podrobnosti o tejto kampani, link je v bio. No a keby si sa chcel rovno pridať a mať okrem kvalitnej košele ešte aj dobrý pocit, utekaj do obchodu Gant a kupuj najštýlovejšie recyklované plasty, aké si kedy videl. Peace! 📸 @thetolerantcook
@gant @gant_czsk @inspiredbyvermont #gant#gant#gantbeaconsproject#savetheocean#recycle#recycled#recycling#recycledmaterials
Holy Cross High School took first place in the 2018 high school division of the 11th annual Greensylvania paper recycling competition. Holy Cross students recycled 10.42 lbs. of paper per person to win. #CrusaderNation#HCHSPride 💚📄#Recycling
We are now just 10 days away from #Seattle becoming the first major city in the world to come together to ban plastic straws. •
Effective July 1, Seattle businesses will no longer be allowed to serve single-use plastic straws or utensils (bags were already banned). This is due, in large part, to an organization called @lonelywhale. Lonely Whale is a nonprofit dedicated to the health of our oceans and they wanted to help start a movement aimed at getting people to stop using plastic straws. (Americans use 500 million plastic straws everyday, people, AND plastic straws are on the list of “Top 10 items found during beach cleanups.”) •
So Lonely Whale started what they call a #stopSucking#strawless ocean movement, and their first citywide campaign was in Seattle, last September. They got together with pro sports teams (the Seahawks and Mariners both became the first in their leagues to initiate a straw ban), local landmarks (the Space Needle became the first national landmark to ban straws and SeaTac airport became the first major airport to do so) and nearly 200 local businesses, asking them all to go strawless for one month. In just that one month more than 2 million straws were diverted from our landfills and oceans. The campaign was so successful that Seattle’s City Council voted to make the ban permanent starting this summer. Lonely Whale is now initiating similar campaigns in several cities around the globe. •
At Nube9, we collaborated with Lonely Whale last summer, creating our Kenzo Minami designed leggings and tank (made from upcycled single-use plastic bottles), and this Stop Sucking tee (50% upcycled polyester, 37% organic cotton). 5% of sales from this line goes to support Lonely Whale and the amazing work that they do. To see the collection, click the link in our bio. •
We are so proud of our home city and a BIG congratulations to @lonelywhale!
Photography: Garrett Born for Ninethirty (ninethirtycreative.com
Wardrobe Styling: Joan Born (joanborn.com @bornandborn )
Makeup Artist: Jamyrlyn Mallory with The Drouin Agency (jamyrlynmallory.com @jamyrlyn_mua
Model: Anjelika Frye with SMG Models (smgmodels.com @smgmodels @anjelikafrye
♻️Yellow. Green. Blue. Grey. Colours of recycling. We try to be careful about what we buy and that it is not wrapped in a lot of plastics, paper,etc, but sometimes it is inevitable. We know that recycling is the least what we can do, so, we do it everywhere we go. In the van, we keep it until we find a recycling place. In France, mainly the south, the recycling places are common, which is great.
I’m doing what I can, with what I’ve got.
Every time I travel, I come back to find a handful of questions in my inbox.
How do you afford to travel all the time?
What do you do for work?
Are you ever home?
So, hi hello 👋🏻 I’m Belinda Foreman and I work at a battery recycling company.
If you or your organization needs batteries recycled, I’m your girl.
I travel to trade shows & conferences to assist with zero waste initiatives, keep clients in compliance according to their state regulations & raise awareness to the actual cost of making batteries and the alternative solutions available today.
Did you know, all batteries can be recycled? Those itty bitty ones all the way up to the massive 800 lb. back up babies in the basements of stadiums and HQ offices that your average citizen never sees.
Did you know, that AA alkaline battery in the back of your remote control can be crushed down to it’s natural components, part of which being a zinc-manganese concentrate that is used for fertilizing the corn fields you drive by every day? However, if that same battery ends up in your trash can and heads to the landfill it will start to erode and those chemicals will leach into the soil - ending up in your ground water, and up your pipes and out your shower head for you to clean your scalp with your $25 sulfate free, organic shampoo?
Did you know, the lithium ion battery in the back of the phone you’re holding right now contains cobalt? 60% of the world’s cobalt is mined in Congo, Africa. A country that has been plundered and taken advantage of for over a century. This mineral is mined by men, women and children - all by hand, with zero equipment or safety precautions. However, if you recycle that battery - the metals can be melted down and the cobalt can be extracted and be put back into the production of new batteries.
Did you know, we only have this one Earth and that our routine every day purchases have a much bigger impact than less money in your wallet? According to the Global Footprint Network, if everyone in the world consumed as much as the average American, we would need four Earths to sustain them. FOUR.
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