#10yearchallenge 😢 and in 10 years time when trains go 760mph and we go on holidays to space, the straw you had in your Ribena 10 years ago,, the straw you drank from today,, will still be here. WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? There’s so much plastic around already, I encourage you to not contribute to it any more. Reuse what you can. And if you can, clean up where you can. So in 10 years time, the world isn’t 10x as plastic-filled as it is today.
Our oceans are heavily polluted with plastic. We know that. But a recent study found microplastics in the guts of every one of the 102 sea turtles they tested. Over 800 particles of plastic were found in these turtles (so ~100 particles in each animal) and only a small part of the gut was examined. The plastic particles found were mostly diverse fibres which would commonly be found in clothing, tyres, cigarette filters, ropes and fishing nets. How can we change this? Some might say it’s too late. The plastic is already in the sea. But we dictate the future of the oceans and with it it’s inhabitants. You are not too small to make a difference. YOU CAN reduce your consumption of single use items and reduce your waste production. I know it’s not ideal that everything comes wrapped in useless single use plastic, but make smart choices; don’t support those products; buy in bulk, make your own snacks/ lunch. REUSE the damn yoghurt pots. Bring your own cutlery and coffee cup. Wash your clothes in a Guppy bag. I don’t mean to be dramatic on a Monday evening ppl, but the future health of much of our planet is in your hands
Boss this weekend and spend it with yo friends 🤙🤙 nobody ever said anything about it being too cold for smoothies.. especially when they look this epic?!! Also, if the Powerpuff girls were smoothies... 😏 amiright😏😏 #girlgang
Today I went surfing 🤙 I can’t describe how great it felt to be out in the swell and get back in the ocean again! It has been toooo long, and reconnecting with the sea just reminded me of the immense power of nature and whyyyy we gotta look after it!! I’ve got a good feeling about 2019, and have been madly brainstorming and tapping away at some exciting *[NO SPOILERS]* for @nonplasticstraw !😁 so get suited and booted, there’s a swell coming! (And side note: if anyone knows any festival organisers, you know how to get in touch 😏😏)
O HAI MONDAY 👋 just checking in to say HAI, HAPPY MONDAY, and if it doesn’t feel like a Monday because you work weekends too then here’s just a surfing dolphin sliding into your feed reminding you to take your reusable bags, water bottle and flask/ @keepcup with you this week 🤙
It is the largest of the 5 offshore plastic accumulation zones (yes there are 5 massive floating islands of plastic in the oceans) and is estimated to stretch 1.6 million square km (3x size of France😭). That’s an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing around 80,000 tonnes. LIKE...HOW? The North Pacific Ocean gyres draw in the floating, more resilient and robust plastics, and much like a snowball (🎄☃️), the plastics collect into a mass of trapped debris. This great ball of rotating garbage continues to grow, and the plastics are unlikely to ever leave until they degrade into smaller microplastics.
HERE IT IS 🙌🏼 just in time for the festive season! The perfect eco Christmas present, stocking filler, Secret Santa gift, drinks party supplies, @nonplasticstraw got you covered with this box of 25 sustainable and environmentally friendly, 100% industrially compostable and biodegradable, and non-soggy plastic free drinking straws for all the legends treading lightly this Xmas 🤙 Available at @highmoodfood and through the link in the bio (www.nonplasticstraw.co.uk) for only £2.99 / box with £1 flat rate shipping until Xmas (so buy as many as you like!!) 😁😁🎅☃️ 📷 @_kimberlyparsons_
I know where I’m heading this week for my winter smoothie fix! @districtcoffeeldn ❤️ In other news, the UK is said to produce 30% more waste over Christmas.. so I give you; A SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS: 10 TIPS TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE ECO THIS CHRISTMAS 💚🎄 now live on my website 🤙 (in the blogs section) Have a lovely Sunday eve, and Merry Merry Festivities 🍾
WEEKEND FEELING 🤙 anyone catching a wave this weekend?? I’m not 😭 we’re getting outta London to the NPS HQ for some R&R and to work on some exciting new content! Stay tuned for some exciting stuff to come 😁
A booch a day keeps them colds away 💁♀️ TRUE FACT. Kombucha improves the strength of your gut microbiome by providing billions of little beneficial bacteria. It’s said that your gut is your first line of defence, so as it starts getting colder, I know I’d rather be drinking a booch now than Lemsip later! (Find @fix8onthis booch (and more) and @nonplasticstraw at @highmoodfood 🤙) #nonplasticstraw