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Know Your Enemy: The Secret Life of Microplastic.

Have you ever heard of microplastic? After reading this article you'll get to know your enemy a bit more!  image source: Oregon State University (under CC BY-SA 2.0) What is Microplastic? Microplastic is a very tiny piece of plastic that in length is less than 5mm.  These microplastic particles are seriously polluting the environment. It's believed that up to 75% of microplastics found in our oceans are from the breakdown of large plastic materials such as bottles and plastic bags.   How Are Microplastics Created? Microplastics are created by a range of sources including larger plastic debris that breaks down into these small pieces.  These microbeads are microplastics that are very small manufactured polyethylene plastics. These microplastics are commonly added to...

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ECOnscious Warriors: Chapter 1 - Interview with Diana Brandt

Hey guys! We are very excited to let you know that we are starting our new blog series called - ECOnscious Warriors where we are talking with inspiring people that want to share their knowledge, experiences and passion for ECOnsciousness. If you have any specific econscious warrior in mind that you would like to see here in the future, please let us know on our social and in comments below! Let's expand the ECOmmunity! The first chapter introduces one of our lovely supporters - Diana Brandt. Diana Brandt is an Educator who has volunteered as an Environmental and Health Advocate since the young age of 8. She is the founder and Director of Transition To Green community, a nonprofit with over...

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How to EFFECTIVELY Convince Your Family & Friends to Quit Plastic?

5 Tips and Tricks & 5 Strong Arguments from our Eco-friendly Lawyer Tired of trying to convince your close ones to be more ECONSCIOUS? Frustrated that your friends and fam think that ‘it’s all too woo-woo and hippie’? We got you. Here you will find everything you need to be more convincing! Use these arguments and win your next dinner discussion by arguing that protecting the Planet should be a responsibility of all mankind, regardless political, economic or social views.Maybe even the-always-sceptical uncle Matthew will switch his plastic toothbrush to a bamboo one?   Firstly, some tips and tricks…  1. Be an environmental Jedi You are deeply passionate about the topic of plastic pollution. We feel you. However, stay calm...

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The Benefits of Moving Away from Plastics

The use of plastics has been on a steady incline since the 1970s, and the impact that this massive increase in plastic use has had on the environment is unquestionable. As more and more companies pledge to reduce or even eliminate their use of plastics, especially single-use plastics, it is more important than ever to understand exactly why society needs to move away from plastics in favor of environmentally friendly options. Let’s take a closer look at the 4 main reason why moving away from plastics is beneficial. Plastic debris travels far Plastic debris doesn’t just end up in landfills. It ends up in rivers, in lakes, in oceans—and all around the world. The recent discovery of plastic debris in...

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Your Ultimate List of Environmental Quotes to Always Stay Inspired!

Sometimes even the most persistent eco-warriors feel unmotivated and tired, we feel ya! For these hard moments, we created the ultimate list of environmental quotes that will keep you inspired and help to take action. You can print the list and have it at your desk when you are doing your research or keep it saved on your phone as a reminder when you just drink your morning matcha/tea/coffee/lemon water. Share it with your friends and family to spread some awareness! And never forget: the Planet needs you and you need the Planet! 1. “Poll…tion, Ed…cation, Sol…tion. What’s missing?” The best way to change something is to start from yourself! If you are reading while sipping your fav smoothie in...

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