Imagine if the world would be like a real person. One that would speak to the people in a wise way. How would that be?
Steve Sack made a cartoon about this.
The earth in conversation with the moon
While the focus of this website is mainly on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the cartoon summarizes all kinds of garbage. In the cartoon the garbage and pollution could be visual added everywhere; to the air, the water, the land, and even at the moon! Garbage that nobody wants, that we do not want to take care of, and the results is pollution. Continue reading «What if planet Earth could talk to us»
The Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth proofs to me that governments are able to improve the situation, as well that multiple countries (80!) can work together on such important and difficult issue. This summit took recently place in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 22 to 25 April 2014
This are the (main) results: Continue reading «Results from the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth»
This post introduces the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in four questions.
First of all what is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a gyre (visualize as gigantic slow tornado in the sea) full of marine litter (visualize as confetti made of plastic). Continue reading «Four questions about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch»
There are quite some cosmetic products available which contain sand or glitters. These little particles are often made of plastics because of lower cost reasons.
A large number of people does not realize the following.The plastic particles contain toxic elements of plastic and are that tiny, that they go almost pretty much direct through the drain into your local eco system. Because these plastic particles are very small, they are also very hard to filter from the sewage water by traditional water cleaning methods. Continue reading «Do not buy products with micro plastics»
It is always great news if scientist are finding new solutions. When it are two people and they are young it makes the future only brighter. Please take a little of your time to enjoy below video.
Like many TED talks it shows in an entertaining way how people got to some point.
Some interesting parts of the video: Continue reading «Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria»
Just received this one; http://www.midwayfilm.com
Chris Jordan, who made so many outstanding pictures, is producing a movie. His photo’s made of dead birds with loads plastic in their bodies are well known pictures within the anti-plastic scene.
Enjoy the trailer at http://www.midwayfilm.com
Continue reading «Midway, the movie»
When I learned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch I was surprised and at the same time impressed with the following three observations:
- Most information online is only about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. On it self this is impressive however this only one ocean garbage patch are there are many.
- How many people never heard about this. Please check with your friends and family and post here what your findings are.
- People hardly pay attention to solutions. Sure it is good if you recycle and use here and there a plastic bag less.
Continue reading «Garbage Patches: why not?»