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Did you know that only 9% of plastic is actually recycled? 🤯 Today's prompt of Ecotober is recycle and I wanted to use this chance to address the problem of recycling. Recycling is essentially a business. Materials such as glass and metals can be recycled indefinitely to create new (or the same) products that businesses can make a profit from. The same cannot be said about single-use plastic. If it actually does get recycled, it can only be transformed into a downcycled and inferior item. After going through the downcycling process once plastic has lost all its value.

Of the 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic created over the past 6 decades, only 9% has been recycled, 12% has been incinerated and 79% of it is accumulating in landfills or contaminating our environment and oceans.

I've said this before, but I don’t think plastic itself is evil. It’s our throw-away mindset towards this amazing, flexible and indestructible material that has created this mess. As a society, we need to be more respectful of the way we use plastic in order to affect real change. We need to be better educated about recycling and shift our mentality towards reducing single-use plastics first and foremost!

I am definitely not perfect in this sense, especially living on the road and shopping at many small stores. My meals usually depend on what vegetables I can find without plastic but I also cannot deny myself important nutrients if it's only available in plastic. My hope for the future is that more shops will incorporate bulk sections, plastic-free and local vegetables and shift towards a more eco-friendly packaging solution. Even though it might cost more than plastic I definitely think it's a price worth paying!
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Plastic never truly decomposes, but breaks down into microplastics, which are creeping into everything we consume. They’re found in 80% of our drinking water as well as in the food we eat, especially seafood 😞⠀

Check out our blog to find out more about microfibre pollution (link in bio) 💚🌎🐢⠀
https://www.kempii.co.uk/blogs/cleaning/how-to-reduce-microfibre-pollution⠀
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Reposted from @get.waste.ed (@get_regrann) - This is what actual nightmares are made of!! If this is not an indication of a plastic pollution crisis, we don't know how to make it any more clear! This plastic river was caused by flooding in Indonesia.
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#riverofplastic #saveouroceans #savetheocean #oceanlife #oceans #marinelife #plasticpollution #eco #sustainable #sustainability #zerowaste #plastic #breakfreefromplastic #saynotoplastic #singleuseplastic #green #reuse #reduce #recycle #wastefree #GetWasteEd #TheEnvironmentalBoy - #regrann


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Tragic images of animals trapped in plastic have become a global symbol of the issues concerning plastic pollution. But how would we react if people suffered the same way? It can be quite disturbing, actually.
#PlasticPeople, directed by @idaandreasen and produced by @baconproduction, illustrates a dystopian reality due to man-made plastic trash polluting the ocean. The tragic and well-known images of animals struggling to swim through plastic pollution is now replaced by an unusual sight: humans entangled in single-use plastics. A shout out that we need to reduce the single-use culture that has taken over. The film is released prior to #OurOcean2019 conference in Oslo - an annual conference focusing on a clean and healthy ocean, where protection and sustainability go hand in hand. Global leaders, industry and a few public figures are discussing these great matters, however the public and NGOs are not invited into the discussions. PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO TO TELL YOU WANT SERIOUS ACTION - Because we can't be there to do it!
#singleusesucks #breakfreefromplastic


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#Repost @get.waste.ed with @get_repost
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This is what actual nightmares are made of!! If this is not an indication of a plastic pollution crisis, we don't know how to make it any more clear! This plastic river was caused by flooding in Indonesia. —————————————————
FOLLOW - @get.waste.ed 🌎💪💪🏾💪🏼
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#Repost @glassdrinkingstraws (@get_repost)
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🎃Don't forget to get your Pumpkin Glass Straw before Halloween gets here!⁠
Be sipping your drink in style. 🎃⁠

Stay tuned for the next holiday accent!⁠

www.DrinkingStraws.Glass⁠ 📸 @jessicagriffinphoto

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the new womens network in town @kokolokoinsta #inspiring #pur #joy #networking 🔛 you can book @k.liss (not on the pics) & myself for #beachcleaner and #plasticfree living talks, happy to #network 💙✌🏻the wonderful loft can be booked as well 🌊🌊#kidsfortheocean #saynotoplastic #everyactioncounts #nuernberg #protectwhatyoulove 📸 @ina_blume


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Totally organised, took cash out, packed my own bags and boxes and drove to a roadside stall that I featured a few months ago. I was just there to buy groceries but the lady recognised me and told me about all the changes they have made since my video feature. The stall still looks like it has a lot of plastic, but they now empty most of the bags, baskets and containers and re-use them. I bought as much as I could and emptied everything out of the plastic and returned it all for re-use. I was so proud of her and encouraged them to go even further wth their plastic reduction.
We had such a lovely chat, and I was even able to buy beautiful fresh strawberries because I can return the containers for re-use. And the chutney she hand made the night before and I can return the jar for re-use.
The plastic bags gave ties in them so you can empty the bags without damaging them and they are slowly transitioning to open baskets for easier re-use.

It never bothers me how much I spend on fresh produce. In fact I make it a goal to buy as much as I can possibly use as I view it as an investment in the health of my family, the planet and local economy.

This is not sponsored, but please support these hard working farmers if you live nearby. We have lots of roadside stalls in the area that I hope to feature.

This one is 327 Galston Rd, Galston open Fri, Sat and Sun.

#Repost @anitafromaustralia
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Repost of @alyrayray using her own reusable cutlery instead of plastic cutlery provided by Family Mart. Watch as she returns back the plastic cutlery when it is given to her. 

See how easy it is? Let’s all do the same and reduce plastic waste! 🙅🏻‍♀️🚫 #SayNoToPlastic #ReduceReuseRecycle #CrazyGreenAsians #SustainMalaysia

If you are one of these people who practice sustainability, do take part in our #CrazyGreenAsians social challenge and stand to win some hot prizes! All you need to do is post your video on your story and use the hashtag #CrazyGreenAsians and we will repost it on our profile. You may also dm us your video if preferred! 😊

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The fashion industry is one of the planet’s biggest polluters.

We are all aware of the excessive amounts of plastic in fashion packaging but the plastic in our fashion products can be harder to spot. 34.8% of primary microplastics in our oceans comes from our synthetic (plastic) fashion product (IUCN, 2017).
Plastic truly is forever. Every bit of plastic that has ever been manufactured is still in existence today. Plastic eventually breaks down into microscopic particles, or “microplastics” and these particles can be ingested and then absorbed by organisms. There are different kinds of artificial leather which is called leather but that is actually plastic referred to as “leather”, but do you know the difference between PU leather (polyurethane leather) and real leather?
Polyurethane leather is a leather-like polymer substance made out of polyurethane, a type of plastic. Meanwhile, real leather comes from the hide of animals. There are various types of artificial leather, and PU leather is only one kind. Other kinds of artificial leather include PVC leather. The most common way of creating PU leather is to use the plastic polyurethane coating and apply it to a base made out of fiber (usually polyester). PVC and polyurethane aren’t the only ways to make leather alternatives but they are the most common and need to be considered, even potentially avoided, when making purchases.

The industrial tanning process is bad for the environment, there is no argument there. But, with proper care, a good quality leather product will last for years, if not a lifetime. It can always be mended when a stitch or two comes loose. The longer a product lasts the better it is for the planet. Buying high-quality pieces you can love for longer is a great way to position yourself as a more considerate consumer.


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Bees are essential to our environment. We rely on them to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. With the increase in pollution, they are under threat, and without them, so is our food.
So bee-conscious, bee-friendly and do what you can to help out! 🐝 #bethechange
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The plastic bottle you drink out of, the plastic pollution in the food you eat, the plastic clothes you wear are all made from fossil fuels. Oil and natural gas. Would you eat, drink, or rub crude oil on you body? Of course not, but we absorb the toxins just the same. We get micro dosed everyday and think it’s no big deal and that diseases like cancer are “normal” and that they just happen. Get plastic out of you life. Be healthy😄

#OneEarth #GoGreen #GreenLife #EarthDayEveryDay
#LifeWithoutPlastic #UseLessPlastic #ZeroWasteLife #ZeroWaste #StrawlessOcean #BePlasticFree #StopPlasticPollution
#WasteNot #RecyclingIsNotEnough
#saynotoplastic #saynotostraws #plasticfreeisthewaytobe
#strawssuck #breakfreefromplastic
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Greenpeace Switzerland activists showed up at Nestlé to tell the company to stop their out-of-control production of single-use plastic.

Nestlé (@nestle), stop using #SingleUsePlastic

Repost from @greenpeace


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"Cuando mas sueñas mas lejos te llega"☺Dando tu solicitud más popular en el post anterior #followmeto #breakfreefromplastic


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No caption needed. #thinkmotivation #thinkcup


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#didyouknow beberapa alternatif alami untuk atasi perut kembung salah satunya adalah #Pisang 🍌🍌
Pisang membantu melawan retensi gas dan air, karena buah ini meningkatkan bakteri yang sifatnya mengatasi perut kembung #HaveAFruitfulDay #SehatBersamaFrui
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The thing about the ocean is that you don’t see what’s going on unless you dive under. The waves crash. The tides rise. And many of the beautiful things that we love about the ocean remain the same—on the surface. ⁣

But what’s happening below is another, very sad story.


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Another step towards being more environmentally friendly:
yesterday I bought a dish&laundry soap 🧼 @localized.
It’s not packed in plastic and is made from biodegradable and plant based ingredients so it is gentle on the skin and the environment. You can use it for dishwashing but also your laundry or cleaning. Because of these reasons, It feels good to use it and it’s such an easy alternative to the plastic bottles.
It doesn’t have to be expensive either. Most of the soaps you can find online cost less than 10 AUD.

Have you ever used it? -----------------------------------------------
Kolejny krok w kierunku bycia bardziej przyjaznym dla środowiska:
wczoraj kupiłam mydło do naczyń i prania 🧼@lokalizowane.
Nie jest zapakowane w plastik, wykonane z biodegradowalnych składników pochodzenia roślinnego, dzięki czemu jest delikatny dla skóry i środowiska. Możesz używać do zmywania naczyń, ale także do prania lub czyszczenia.
Dla mnie to wystarczające powody,aby zastąpić nim inne produkty w plastikowych opakowaniach.
To też nie musi być drogie. Większość dostępnych mydeł kosztuje mniej niż 10 AUD.

Używacie?Znacie takie mydło?

#theaustraliannaturalsoapcompany #dishsoap


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Are you passionate about ocean conservation, ecofriendly choices, and community involvement?
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We'd love for you to join in on our Open Board Meeting tomorrow night! 6:30pm at The Growler in Emerald Isle!
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Surfrider Bogue Banks currently has a few board member positions open and are looking for those who want to get more hand on with our efforts to protect our beautiful beaches and waterways! Is that you? If so, we hope to see you tomorrow night! 🌊


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We do what we do- because we don’t want beaches looking like this. Our crews in Haiti are paid a fair wage to clean the oceans, river ways, and beaches. 👉follow @CancelPlastic To see how you can make a difference.
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@usf_herdofthunder thanks for supporting our #breakfreefromplastic campaign @usouthflorida!


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🏡Had a housewarming at the weekend, and wanted to make some plastic-free snacks (because #zerowaste, ya know?!) Popped to the local bread store to buy two fresh baguettes🥖🥖, left them on the side unwrapped for a few hours to dry out a little, then thinly sliced, spread out on a baking tray, drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and baked until golden (turning over after 10-15 mins). Medium-high oven, not sure of the temp because new house = new oven = relearning all the temperatures for everything 🙄 (The oven ain't great at cooking! 😣) Easy, cheap and plentiful crackers! 💛 (There is a recipe on my website with photos if you need more help!) Then I made hummus (chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and tahini, all blended together) and guacamole (I keep mine super simple: avocados 🥑🥑🥑, lime juice and coriander 🍀 only, plus a bit of salt) . Job done. Also, check out all the greenery from the kitchen window! 💚🌱💚🌱💚 Makes me very happy. Also also, I'm going to go back to the polls because I don't trust the first result 🙈... Are you sure you don't like the tiles?! 🤔


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Microplastics are everywhere. •

The more aware we become about how plastic is polluting our environment, the more we discover how many microplastics we’re all probably consuming without even realizing it. 😲

More and more studies are showing that microplastics - tiny pieces of plastic ranging from 5 millimeters down to 100 nanometers - are entering the food chain, and ultimately, our bodies, though marine and non-marine sources. •

Microplastics are being found in:
Mussels 🦐
Canned fish 🐠
Sea salt 🧂
Chicken gizzards 🐣
Honey 🍯
Beer 🍺
Water 💧
Indoor dust 🏠
Snow ⛄️ While we don’t have all the answers about the toxicity of microplastics in humans, there is a general concern within the scientific community that the ingredients used to make plastic products or the toxic chemicals that they absorb can build up in our systems over time and adversely affect our health. •

How to avoid them?
1. Avoid plastic containers
2. Stay away from beauty products with microbeads
3. Hang your clothes to dry or reduce dryer time
4. Try to limit eating meat and fish
5. Buy clothes made from natural fibers (like cotton)

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Our Lavender tends to go a little crazy at this time of year, so we’re always looking at new, fun ways to use it.
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For a little variety in the gallons of water we drink each day, I decided to play around with another fun Infused Water combination. The result, a calming Lavender, Lemon Water recipe that can be thrown together without even breaking a sweat!
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It’s the perfect refreshment for a warm afternoon or Sunday brunch ☼ #HanneliiBottle


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#repost @pro2tect
Plastics in the ocean are entering the food chain. Recent research is showing that those of us at the top are not excluded.
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What is your plastic consumption threshold??? How much is too much?
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It’s time clean up our mess and shift the dialogue toward reusables!
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Probiotic, raw, carbon neutral, made from organic tea blends and a certified B-Corp; @brewdr is at the forefront of how businesses should be run. Check out some of the great work they’re doing for the environment @brewdr. #Goodforhumans


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Recycling isn’t enough to save our oceans from the plastics crisis. 17.6 billion pounds of plastic enters the ocean every year, and only 9% of all plastic waste generated has been recycled.

Take the pledge to #BreakFreeFromPlastic: http://bit.ly/2BqQ5Ne


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