5 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE PAPER STRAWS

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Our everyday plastic straws are designed as single-use products that we use to consume drinks and throw away after just one use. Also, plastic straws are not recyclable and so they contribute contribute significant amounts of waste that ends up in landfills or our oceans. Plastic straws are non-biodegradable and can take up to 200 […]

COULD PLASTIC ROADS BE THE FUTURE?

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Plastic is coming back to bite us It is no longer news that the world has a huge plastic problem. Every year we send about 8 million tonnes of plastic into our oceans. This plastic breaks down into microplastics which is ingested by sea life and later by sea food eaters. Studies show that microplastic […]

CORONAVIRUS WASTE IS POLLUTING THE ENVIRONMENT

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The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated certain lifestyle changes for humans around the world. Because of the way that the virus is spread, health experts advise the use of face masks, frequent hand washing and maintaining physical distancing as part of measures to curtail the spread of the disease. In fact, face coverings are now a […]

COULD PLASTIC-EATING ENZYMES BE THE ANSWER?

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Since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, humans just can’t get enough of plastic. We love them so much that we have produced up to 8.3 billion metric tons. Out of these, at least 6.3 billion tons have become waste. Only a meagre 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% […]

WHY AREN’T WE ALL BUILDING PLASTIC ROADS?

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An estimated 24.8 million miles of roads crisscross the earth’s surface connecting people and cultures and civilizations. The large majority are the so-called flexible pavements, made from asphalt. This means that hundreds of millions of barrels of oil have been used for that development. These road surfaces are comprised of around 90 percent rock, sand, and limestone, […]

WEF: Here are 5 of the biggest threats to our oceans, and how we can solve them

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Today, 8th June, 2018 is World Ocean’s Day! The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an amazing article on the 5 biggest threats to our oceans and what we can do to solve them. Happy Reading! Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface. Image: The Ocean Agency/ XL Catlin Seaview Survey Oceans cover 70% of the […]

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PLASTIC YOU’LL LOVE TO EAT!

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If it looks like plastic, feels like plastic and acts like plastic, then it mostly is plastic, right? Wrong! The world is facing a “plastic-crisis” and urgent action is required to tackle these challenges. One of these innovative solutions is from an Indonesian company called Avani Eco. Based in Bali, the company has created a […]